I wish my high school had been more like this one…

If this sort of thing happened at my high school’s football games I’d have actually bothered to attend them despite my dislike of watching sports:

Twelve female high school students sporting only their underwear and duct tape around their breasts ran across a football field during their school team’s home game last week in Delta, B.C.

[…] The streaking happened on Oct. 28 during a Delta Sun Devils game against the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers of Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School from Surrey.

Video footage obtained by CBC News shows a dozen South Delta students wearing very little run across the field and spray silly string on the opposing team during half time.

[…] The girls, calling what they did a “harmless prank,” said streaking is a tradition at their school.

“It’s just kind of like a fun [graduation] prank for our year, and it’s been going on for a couple of years now,” said one of the girls, who wanted to be identified only as Rochelle. “It was pretty much out of fun.”

The principal, as most are wont to do, disagrees with it being a harmless prank:

“We don’t take it lightly. This is a school. [In] schools, we hold higher ideals than we do in, say, the mall,” Ted Johnson told CBC News in an interview.

Holy crap! Girls sometimes streak half-naked through Canadian malls? Which ones? When? Why the hell didn’t anyone tell me about this sooner?

Johnson said he warned students last month not to streak at this year’s final game of the season but was, obviously, ignored. Many parents and children left the game in disgust after the prank, he said.

“Our position is one that we don’t celebrate this. We don’t find it funny,” he said.

I don’t know. It seems kind of funny to me. There’s a blurry picture of the girls in action at the link. I’m sure the opposing football team is just traumatized by having a dozen mostly naked cheerleaders spray them with silly string. “Hey coach! When are we scheduled to play these guys again? Is there anyway we can just play them every week?”

On a more serious note: There’s an interesting distinction between America and Canada to be drawn from this news item. Here’s the consequences the girls will be facing for their impulsive bit of horseplay:

Johnson said he has told the girls involved that they will be suspended from school if they do anything else wrong.

They must also encourage younger students to end the streaking tradition, Johnson said.

That’s it. A stern talking to and a don’t-fuck-up-again warning.

Here in the U.S. the girls would probably be arrested and put on a sex offender registry because they, and the football players, are all minors and the person who filmed them would be arrested and charged with producing child pornography.

That’s an interesting distinction, don’t you think?

7 thoughts on “I wish my high school had been more like this one…

  1. Right, so… I’m ten years older than you, and when I was in high school the streaking was naked… no duct tape or what.  And, well, I have to tell you that it still didn’t get me to the football games.

    The adults were just as aghast about it, of course, and there were the same statements about not taking it lightly, more than just a prank, and so on.  But in the end, everyone survived, most went on to college, local businesses, or baby-making, and all was right with the world.

    Well, except that I never got to see Mary naked, because I never went to the damned games….

  2. Naked girls can probably get me to the worst of games, but my wife would likely contest… so really I am just blowing smoke up your ass. I think agree though, many Americans do seem to treat nudity or hints of it as athe worst thing ever.

  3. Like cheerleader uniforms aren’t even a tad bit revealing in and of themselves.  How dare girls not be ashamed of their bodies!!!

  4. Did anyone read the comments at the link? I usually don’t, but there was one I thought was pretty funny:

    Damnit, this is Canada!

    We laughed at Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” while the U.S. cringed, fainted, and foamed at the mouth, horribly offended by the very notion of a brief glimpse of a breast with a decal-stickie over the nipple.

    Can we please not behave like American prudes? Most of us aren’t here because our ancenstors were sexually repressed, okay?! It’s not healthy! This isn’t porn, and it’s not disgusting. You can be disgusted by childish antics but seriously… shake your head, cluck your tongue and move on!

  5. Here in Oz we take wowserism to a whole new level – if you streak at any international cricket match you get a 5 grand fine and a life time ban.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.