When Cincinnati's Withrow High School principal Sharon Johnson found that high school seniors were planning a massive water balloon fight at lunch, she made them choose between that and prom.
Guess which one the students chose:
“I didn’t think they were going to do it. I really thought they valued their prom,” said Johnson.
But toward the end of the lunch period, one student stood up and the water fight was on.
“I think that was the signal. They went haywire,” she said. “They had them in backpacks and duffel bags. There was water everywhere, running down the hallway. Kids were getting upset, kids were slipping and falling on the staircase.”
About 150 to 175 students were involved, she said.
So Johnson stuck to her guns and canceled prom. Letters were sent home to parents. Johnson said she’s only received about three phone calls from parents upset about the issue.