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High school seniors use law to their advantage to prank the principal
Now that's using the law to your advantage. 😂
Cherie Gozon
06.09.22

When we think back on high school, we remember the highs and lows. From our prom and graduation to exams and PE classes. Yep, not everyone was a fan of those!

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I bet you could also remember all those pranks we did at school. It was fun planning and executing it, but not when it got us in trouble. We’re only talking about friendly and harmless pranks, though, not those that implied bullying.

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We often did our best pranks in our senior year. It was like a legacy we wanted to keep and be remembered for. So, for the senior class of Conrad Public School in Montana, they thought of pulling a prank on their principal.

Late for class

It was a Monday morning when Conrad High School Principal Raymond DeBruycker noticed that a dozen students from the senior class were late. Tardiness was a rare occurrence for this batch, more so for a dozen of them to be this late at the same time.

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Pexels - Andrea Piacquadio

A few moments later, his phone rang. One of the students called him and told him they needed him to go outside. He did, and much to his surprise.

Giddy-up!

Principal DeBruycker went outside and saw all twelve senior students riding on horses. But that’s not the only prank; in fact, that wasn’t the prank at all.

The prank was how these kids dug up through some old laws in Montana that have something to do with using horses as a mode of transportation to go to school and the school principal having to take care of the horses.

Mr. DeBruycker couldn’t help but laugh at this hilarious prank. But is there such a law?

School Transportation Policies in Montana

You may already have an idea, but yes, there is a law that states that. Or shall we say, ‘was?’

According to Montana’s School Transportation Policies and Funding, horses were part of their modes of transportation and as old-school “school buses.” Horse stables and hitching posts were standard features of their schools.

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However, according to Mr. DeBruycker, this was already voided the past couple of years.

Howdy, Principal?

Mr. DeBruycker grew up on a ranch, so he was happy to play along and by the rules. He took care of the horses and even helped in tying them up in a fence.

He also gave the students some time to run and chase each other around the horses. He also took photos of them and just watched his beloved senior class enjoy the last few days of their high school.

A brilliant idea

“I was joking to my transportation director that between fuel prices and the shortage of bus drivers, maybe we should start encouraging them to come to school on horseback,” Principal DeBruycker told TODAY. And why not?

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This could be a crazy idea, but with all those considered, maybe it is a brilliant idea. Plus, it’s not impossible in Conrad, Montana – a town with only 2,624 population. Conrad High School only has 28 students in their senior batch. We bet 28 horses wouldn’t be that difficult now, would it, Mr. DeBruycker?!

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By Cherie Gozon
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Cherie Gozon is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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