Students Released 72,000 Ladybugs Into Their School As A Senior Prank, And 3 Other Senior Pranks That Went Horribly Wrong

For senior prank day, at my very small Catholic high school, we plastic wrapped toilets, blasted "Don't Stop Believin'" over the loud speakers (because we were, like, ~the coolest~) and made every classroom into a different movie experience. (I had a hand in creating the famed Juno room, and then accidentally left my purse, which had my birth control pills in it, inside the Juno room. Smooth move, girl.) Anyway, the brilliant students at Chopticon High School in Maryland released 72,000 ladybugs into their school. No one was pleased.

Although to end result was horribly annoying and ill-received, the way these students executed the prank was slightly more legit than my senior prank: Five people, all wearing hooded masks and sweatshirts, broke in Chopticon High School early Wednesday morning by forcing open the door. Once inside, they released approximately 72,000 ladybugs into their school. That's a whole lotta luck! Except not at all because, in reality, these are just bugs we're talking about. Many thousands of bugs.

The authorities identified seven suspects, including two who waited in the car. The St. Mary's Police Office reported one student ordered the ladybugs off the Internet. (Bless the Internet, guys.) Four suspects, all males, were charged with 4th degree burglary, property destruction under $1,000 and disruption of school actives. They were released to the custody of their parents, who were either displeased, or trying to hide their laughter. Probably the latter.

In case you need some inspiration, here are a couple other senior pranks that went horribly wrong:

The Ohio prom that got canceled over water balloons

More than 150 students carried out the prank, even though teachers got wind of the idea and tried to prevent it. It was a success, until they got their prom canceled.

Students shot off fire crackers, probably because they wanted to be the Weasley twins

Akkadiandude on YouTube

They lit a firecracker and threw it down the stairwell. They got expelled. #WEASLIED.

Post-it note prank that got too out of hand

The students stuck 12,000 post-it notes to the walls and windows of a high school in Indiana. And because they're BRATS they got the janitor fired. (In the students' defense, they had a sit-in to protest the firing of the janitor, which got 57 students suspended.) It doesn't sound like Cascade High School was a positive experience.

Images: Getty Images; Giphy(2)