Who doesn’t love a good senior prank? The Columbia, Missouri School District for one. A 17-year-old prankster had concocted a simple, yet hilariously effective prank when she used her yearbook staff powers to change another student’s name to “masterbate.” Insert Nelson Muntz laugh here.
Here’s the catch, when you pull this prank and it ends up in 720 yearbooks that students and parents paid for, the school gets pissed and first-degree felony property damage comes into play. D’oh! Obviously, a lot of people were angry, and if they school had decided to issue out new yearbooks it would have cost them $41,000. That’s a hefty price tag for a retrospective of the year’s pep rallies.
If you’re wondering how angry Raigan Mastain was when she discovered her last name was now a printed dick joke, she actually took it quite well.
I was kind of annoyed. It was stupid, but I wasn’t that upset.”
The prankster in question, 17-year-old Kaitlyn Booth was arrested by the police on suspicion of first-degree property damage, a felony, and harassment. Booth also faced punishment at school. While, Raigan wasnt’ thrilled about the prank, she feels any sort of charges Kaitlyn may face are uncalled for.
What she did wasn’t right, but I don’t think it should affect her for the rest of her life.”
Let this be a life lesson, to the juniors and sophomores moving up next year. Yearbooks are nothing to f*ck with.