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Principal bans streaking at California high school

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 06:09 a.m. HST, Aug 18, 2013

PALO ALTO, Calif. >> The principal of a Northern California high school is putting an end to the tradition of students streaking across campus.

The ban came after a couple of boys took off everything and ran across the Palo Alto High School campus on the first day of school Thursday.

"Typically this type of behavior has occurred during the end of senior year prior to graduation," Principal Kimberly Diorio wrote in a letter to parents. "In my six years at Paly, it never has happened on the first day of school."

She said streaking at the start of the school year creates a negative environment at the school. Students who participate in naked tomfoolery could face suspension and a talk with school police, she stressed.

Streaking is a popular tradition at the school, but students tell the San Jose Mercury News  some have become more brazen with the routes they run and the costumes they wear.

Senior Vivian Laurence said that when she was a freshmen, a group of nude guys carrying live chickens crashed her girls football game, throwing the clucking, flapping birds to the ground before racing off.

Sophomore year, another bunch of boys wearing only cowboy tops rode stick horses through campus. And the end of last year there were several streaking incidents, including one that had about 20 female students dressed in the barest of Native American accouterments who bolted across the grounds, letting out whoops and hollers.

"Last year was pretty excessive," Laurence said.

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false wrote:
Still streaking after all these years!? Good to hear, but what's a "cowboy top"? PS: Isn't this already against the law (nothing worse than naked people running free) and wouldn't need a special ban. Sometimes life is like a comic opera.
on August 18,2013 | 06:46AM
allie wrote:
apolitical throwback
on August 18,2013 | 07:43AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Adam and Eve is still alive? Be free! After all, we should not embarrass of the human body. Just be discreet about it like behind closed doors.
on August 18,2013 | 06:59AM
mikethenovice wrote:
You Tube time
on August 18,2013 | 06:59AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
Mr. and Mrs. Smith, please come to the principal's office to pick up your naked child. He/she will be waiting for you next to the flagpole.
on August 18,2013 | 08:24AM
Ronin006 wrote:
Mr and Mrs? I did not know kids still have two parents. Since this is about California, it could be Mr and Mr Smith or Mrs and Mrs Smith, come get your child.
on August 18,2013 | 09:22AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
IRT Ronin, yes, get BOTH parents/partners/caregivers/resource parents to meet with the principals. Streaking is fun, but not when you're exposing yourself for an extended period of time, I don't think.
on August 18,2013 | 01:41PM
Ronin006 wrote:
Extended period of time? When you expose yourself for a second, it is one second too long.
on August 18,2013 | 05:04PM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
Gee, it seems to be a sort of tradition up in the Bay Area. Not too long ago, I believe SFO enacted an ordinance that allowed public nudity. Then the gays took this to heart and started showing up in all sorts of places naked. Then they decided that there was too much of it and cracked down to curb it's practice. Go figure.
on August 18,2013 | 08:33AM
Ronin006 wrote:
A California law signed into effect last week by Governor Brown and supported by trans-gender advocates and the ACLU, now permits boys to use girl restrooms in schools and girls to use boy's restroom. Anything goes in California today so do not be surprised when the ACLU defends streaking as a freedom of expression issue and the California legislature passes a law making it legal like nudity on some streets in San Francisco.
on August 18,2013 | 08:37AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
On a side note, in some counties it is legal to be nude in certain places but as soon as you put on a shirt but remain nude below the waste it is illegal in the very same place. Go figure.
on August 18,2013 | 09:20AM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
I guess some traditions never go away.....
on August 18,2013 | 12:48PM
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