Most people would agree that school is a total chore. That’s likely why students get into all kinds of shenanigans—it’s out of sheer boredom! From tales of wholesome fun to downright dangerous pranks, here are 50 stories featuring students who decided to pull some truly creative and memorable pranks.
1. A Historic Prank
There were three high schools in my hometown. Two of them—both named after famous historical figures—were in a sort of rivalry with each other. It was nothing really serious, but the students would casually trash talk the other school a lot. Like I said though, it wasn’t that deep, and it was mostly all done in good fun.
Each school had a display case with a bust of their respective historical namesake somewhere in the building. They were just some decoration—objects that you would pass by every single day and pay little attention to. So, we figured we would test just how little attention people actually paid these things, and we hatched the most brilliant plan.
One night, a few buddies of mine and I got together. Most of us were from my school, but we had a few “inside men” from the other one as well. We split up into two teams, got access to both buildings simultaneously, picked open the very cheap locks on the display cases, grabbed the busts, and switched them.
Keep in mind, these schools were not that close to one another, and none of us had been old enough to drive at that point, so we had to carry these enormous limestone busts through half the town. After carrying these things to our “rival” school, we snuck them into the display. We then locked the busts into the display cases and left.
Since we had managed to enter the school in a completely non-destructive way, nobody ever realized that something had changed, and no one found out about our prank. It took almost an entire school year for anyone to notice. To this day, no teacher has ever found out who was responsible. But no damage was done, so they didn’t try too hard to figure it out.