School pranks: Of mice and motors |

School pranks: Of mice and motors

Shelby Lee/The Aspen Times

The junior class at Aspen High School could be in a world of hurt when the senior class comes back from its class rafting trip to find cars wrapped with plastic and covered in mustard and ranch dressing. About 15 cars owned by seniors were left unattended in the high school parking lot Wednesday night and Thursday.

Seniors kicked off the pranks earlier in the week by releasing an unknown number of white mice into the school. They’ve been running around and helping themselves to crumbs throughout the school.Bev Tarpley, the assistant superintendent, acknowledged the mice and said maintenance is doing everything it can to capture the mice and get them to good homes.

“They were released to enjoy our school,” Tarpley said. “Our worry is, was it nice to the mice?”After the prank, Principal Charlie Anastas spoke to seniors with a stern message: Be kind to other living things.

“There’s a prank every year,” Tarpley said. “They’re funny. The kids think they’re hilarious and they don’t hurt anyone.””Our next year’s senior class is going to be very spirited,” Tarpley said.Joel Stonington’s e-mail is

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