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Jacobs seniors carry out slick prank

ALGONQUIN – Some H.D. Jacobs High School seniors may not be able to participate in graduation ceremonies after a slippery prank.

On Thursday, an unspecified amount of students during a transition period at the school proceeded to dump several gallons of water, baby oil, dish soap and laundry soap throughout an upstairs hallway creating "slick conditions," District 300 said in a statement.

While the mess was cleaned up, students and staff had to stay in their classrooms.

The school is reviewing surveillance video to determine how many students were involved, District 300 spokeswoman Allison Strupeck wrote in an email.

Strupeck wrote that Jacobs does allow senior pranks, but they have to be safe and not overly disruptive to the school. She added any unsafe or overly disruptive pranks could lead to the students losing the privilege of walking at graduation.

If the students involved are not allowed to participate in graduation, they still will receive their diploma, Strupeck said.

Earlier in the year, the school principal met with seniors to "brainstorm senior pranks that would be fun and celebratory, without being unsafe," Strupeck wrote. "When the seniors met with administration this year, they did not share any plans about the prank that ultimately unfolded [Thursday]."

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