7 News: Algonquin prank went too far; angry goat charges students

7 News is reporting that what was presumably a senior prank angered students, administrators, and a goat.

On Monday night, pranksters stole a goat from a local farm, broke into Algonquin Regional High School, and placed it in the girls’ locker room hallway.

Reportedly, the school is treating the incident seriously.

Ironically, the angry goat was discovered by students attempting their own prank. 7 News reports:

Then when two girls went around to open the door because we were doing another prank it came out and charged at everyone in the morning,” Lindsey Allor, a senior, said. . .

“What seemed like a prank it definitely crossed the line, especially in our classes mind. We feel that this does not represent Algonquin as a whole and it’s something we definitely condone,” [class president Patrick] Kane said.

School officials aren’t commenting on the crime but Kane said the school resource officer is investigating.

“They got footage of them and if they don’t turn themselves in 24 hours the police will take over because this was breaking and entering, = vandalism and stealing. This was bigger than it was meant to be,” he said.

Northboro Animal Control says the goat, 10-year-old Heidi, went missing from a farm in Marlboro around 8 p.m. Monday night. She is now safely home without any injuries.

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Dean Dairy
8 years ago

“Not all students found the joke funny, including the senior class president Patrick Kane.

‘What seemed like a prank it definitely crossed the line, especially in our classes mind. We feel that this does not represent Algonquin as a whole and it’s something we definitely condone,’ Kane said.

School officials aren’t commenting on the crime but Kane said the school resource officer is investigating.

‘They got footage of them and if they don’t turn themselves in 24 hours the police will take over because this was breaking and entering, = vandalism and stealing. This was bigger than it was meant to be,’ he said.”

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Huh? “School officials aren’t commenting” but the “senior class president” is, issuing ultimatums telling other students to turn themselves into police in 24 hours… or else the police will take over?

Beside blowing his “we definitely condone” line (or did he?, wink), what’s the deal with the senior class president speaking for the school and law enforcement like that?

It’s sounds like school officials and maybe even the police prepped him on what to say before sending him out there. No? Very unprofessional.

It reminds me of Dean Wormer secretly calling Greg Marmalard into his office to get Delta House.

Dean Dairy
8 years ago

BREAKING NEWS! We have surveillance video from the principal’s office:

http://splicd.com/1tfK_3XK4CI/28/107

Alan
8 years ago
Reply to  Dean Dairy

Nice one. LOL.

Dean Dairy
8 years ago

Not for nothing, look a few posts below to get some idea of what these ethereal “school officials” are being paid, which is probably much higher than the average teacher.

6speedmark
8 years ago

Sorry to “butt” in, but are we all just getting a little too serious these days and blowing this out of proportion? I mean really, I remember many “senior pranks” of the past and this one is pretty tame. No one got hurt, no damage and it is pretty funny…..

Resident
8 years ago

If his comments are indicative of the language skills of our senior class, I am a bit taken aback. Is it a typo or is he unaware of the meaning of the word “condone?” “Classes mind?” “Turn themselves in 24 hours?”

I really fear that our kids, who should be enjoying all the educational and intellectual benefits of cutting edge technology, are woefully ill prepared for what lies ahead of them.

As for the “prank,” haven’t they had prime examples set for them by adults this year? I seem to remember a snow plowing “prank” that didn’t turn out too well either.

Resident
8 years ago
Reply to  Beth Melo

Well, that’s good to know. Patrick should demand a rewrite! LOL!

My comment about the “prank” still stands.

Beth
8 years ago

Still clucking about this story?

Maybe, that’s because there was a chicken involved, too.

See the updated story by Southborough Wicked Local. It includes an interview with Charles Gabron, the superintendent. Link is below:

http://m.southborough.wickedlocal.com/article/20140521/NEWS/140528953?sect=Top%20Stories&map=12690

Rin
8 years ago

Ugh. As someone that spends a lot of time around goats (I visit goat farms on a weekly basis), trapping a goat in unfamiliar territory (especially a place so different in atmosphere as the girl’s looker room) can be extraordinarily traumatic. I understand that it was meant to be a harmless prank, but using living creatures to carry out their mischievous whims is quite frankly, talentless and overdone. Those pea-brained [twits] should quit referencing Nickelodeon sit-coms and utilize their own creativity for a change.
(…That is, presuming they have brains).
I’d like to see them locked in the girl’s locker room for the night. Although, if they happen to be of the male gender, they’d probably “get off” on that.

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