High school seniors buy a junk car—but what they do with it—the police are called to the school

"This is one of the more creative ones we’ve had, that’s for sure."
June 6, 2018 12:14 pm Last Updated: June 6, 2018 12:14 pm

Around the end of every school year we read about high school seniors playing practical jokes on their teachers and classmates. Some pranks make you smile, while others make you wonder why you didn’t think of that. Then there are some like the one that four students from Cumberland High School in Wisconsin pulled off.

Their joke was so good when the police were called even they couldn’t help but laugh.

Just like prom, yearbooks and graduation are part of high school senior year— so are pranks.

One evening when Konur Pasko, a senior at Cumberland High School in Cumberland, Wisconsin, was talking to his father, a technology education teacher in the same school district, the two hatched the idea for the perfect senior prank.

“We have always joked with my father that the school was a jail and once we graduated that we were going to bust out of this place,” the high school senior told NBC News.

Pasko and friends purchased a junk car for $200 and got to work.

(Photo by Kamyar Adl, CC BY 2.0)

Pasko and his three buddies, Cody Paul, Aidan Warner and Jacob Woodley, all work in the school’s auto mechanics shop. They started executing the prank of the century after they bought a car—which needed to be junked—from Pasko’s friend for $200.

The four seniors spent the weekend dismantling the car and gathering the rest of the supplies they needed.

They took out the car’s engine, cut the front portion off, and gathered bricks from Pasko’s grandfather’s house.

The four students assembled their stunt late at night before Monday morning.

Posted by Cumberland School District on Monday, May 14, 2018

At midnight, the boys brought their supplies to the school and quickly assembled their hilarious prank. It took them less than 10 minutes to place the car up against the building, stretch black plastic across the wall, and put electrical tape and bricks around the car to make it look like it had crashed through the school.

“We didn’t want to be there long because we didn’t want to attract attention,” Pasko told The Leader-Telegram.

Their prank was the talk of the town.

Posted by Cumberland School District on Monday, May 14, 2018

According to The Leader-Telegram the next morning someone called the police to report that a car had crashed into Cumberland High School.

When the police arrived they quickly discovered there was no accident and all they could do was laugh.

“What they did was really creative,” police Chief Rick Rieper said.

Police and school officials were impressed with the boys’ senior prank.


“This is one of the more creative ones we’ve had, that’s for sure,” principal Ritchie Narges told The Leader-Telegram. “If this is the worst thing our kids are going to do, then we’re really lucky.”