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Ohio school cancels prom over water balloon fight

By Associated Press


CINCINNATI >> An Ohio high school has canceled its prom to punish students for a prank: a massive water balloon fight at lunch.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the principal of Withrow High School in Cincinnati says students used social media last month to plan the prank.

Principal Sharon Johnson says staff found out and tried to prevent it. She made announcements the day of the planned prank, warning students the prom would be canceled if they had the balloon fight. School officials were concerned over safety.

But about 150 to 175 students went ahead with it. Johnson says there was water everywhere and some students were upset and slipping and falling.

Johnson says she had received only a few phone calls from upset parents.

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RichardCory wrote:
This was certainly a story worth reporting. Nothing more pressing in the world than a water balloon fight amongst school children.
on February 9,2013 | 08:30AM
hanalei395 wrote:
A report of concernment, a story of idiot American high school kids, acting like kids half their ages.
on February 9,2013 | 10:01AM
allie wrote:
wasted space
on February 9,2013 | 08:59AM
jimmyhouse67 wrote:
Then you and this article have a lot in common.
on February 9,2013 | 09:04AM
I beg to differ. Too much bad news in the world. There are times when our spirits can be lifted with a comical although lesson learned type of story. For all of you people that have lost the zest of life-too bad-go find your bad news elsewhere. I myself would not mind a paper that invests some time and energy to a more positive vibe-You poor souls. Allie, your comment is exactly what I would expect from such a negative person!!
on February 9,2013 | 10:10AM
SueH wrote:
So the school cancelled the prom: big deal. The students can still organize and plan their own prom off campus.
on February 9,2013 | 10:27AM
jimmyhouse67 wrote:
How many students and their parents do you think are willing to put in the money to plan their own prom?
on February 9,2013 | 11:06AM
bumbye wrote:
Prom canceled due to disrespect for authority
on February 9,2013 | 11:02AM
64hoo wrote:
only food fights would not cancel the prom they should have had a food fight during lunch.
on February 9,2013 | 02:06PM
kailua000 wrote:
I think its awesome that the kids could have fun one day. So punish them by making them clean it up. I hope these kids take their prom to another venue. As kids we had senior skip day, we on occasion had a food fight. what happened to those of us who got older and now see it as a crime.
on February 9,2013 | 04:20PM
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