PARKER CITY, Ind. (WISH) - It was graduation day for dozens of students in Muncie, but eight of their classmates didn't get to walk with them across the stage.
It's all the result of a senior prank at Monroe Central High School that went awry. Now, while their classmates celebrate graduation day, this group is left out.
The students say every year, the senior class does a prank, so they planned their class', with the help of other students, even a teacher, they say.
But it was after they got done toilet papering hallways and painting on windows when they found out one person in the group left something else inside – unbeknownst to them, he defecated in a sink.
When the school's administration found the mess, the students were suspended 10 days and banned from graduation on Sunday.
The boys understand the punishment, but said not walking at graduation only hurt their parents.
But the superintendent and the school board have stood by their decision.
"It's just unfortunate. Eight chose to make poor decisions, but on Monday morning they get to go on with their life and make future decisions for themselves," Monroe Central Superintendent Reece Mann said.
The school did not press any criminal charges.
They did however bring in extra officers for graduation to make sure everything went smoothly.
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