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Muck Up days go wrong. Naked Youths run wild. Possum molested.

By johnboy - 22 November 2011 68

ACT Policing were required to respond to numerous incidents of theft, traffic hazards and disorderly behaviour by Year 12 students from a prominent north Canberra school.

Up to 100 students are believed to have participated in the end-of-year ‘scavenger hunt’ with a list of more than 60 tasks to complete, which include stealing street signs, running naked through Civic, confining a Year 11 student and catching a wild animal.

Over a number of hours last night (Monday, November 21), police received reports of naked youths in public areas of north Canberra, and the removal of road work warning signs, which created a significant hazard for motorists.

One youth was spoken to by police and will be summonsed to attend court at a later date charged with causing public mischief. Police will continue investigating the incidents and envisage further charges will be laid against others involved.

Last week police responded to an incident at an inner north private school where a possum was strung up a flagpole. Police were unable to establish whether the possum had been killed prior to the incident or as a result of the incident. Plants, toilet paper, wheelie bins and other items were overturned and strewn around the area in incidents which police believe were the result of Year 12’s “muck-up day”.

North District Superintendent Mick Calatzis said that when behaviour such as this gets out of hand and results in criminal offences such as property damage, public mischief or the risk of injury, then police will step in promptly.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Muck Up days go wrong. Naked Youths run wild. Possum molested.
Thumper 2:56 pm 22 Nov 11

I seriously hope someone hasn’t killed a possum simply for a childish prank.

How can one do that? Do these people not have one ounce of empathy?

Holden Caulfield 2:52 pm 22 Nov 11

johnboy said :

So does “Prominent” mean Radford?

Yes.

Although, the possum killers are from Dickson, I’ve been told.

poetix 2:31 pm 22 Nov 11

Chop71 said :

blah blah, they will do heaps worse when they get to uni

What, a little whale harpooning between lectures?

S.A. Mulder 2:26 pm 22 Nov 11

Oh my god. School kids running around naked, grabbing other students and getting up to mischief. Whoever would have thought our society would come to this…

MonarchRepublic 2:05 pm 22 Nov 11

Possum molested? The Charnwood swan molester is branching out…

In all seriousness though, horrible thing to do, regardless of whether it was dead before or after.

Chop71 2:00 pm 22 Nov 11

blah blah, they will do heaps worse when they get to uni

Erg0 1:57 pm 22 Nov 11

On an unrelated note, I congratulate the ACT Policing media people on using the word “envisage” in a press release.

johnboy 1:49 pm 22 Nov 11

Skidbladnir said :

This is going to be one of those questions I regret and sound horrible out of context, but how do you molest a possum to death?

Surely having potential consequences of “dying and then being strung up a flagpole” or “being strung up a flagpole and dying” puts the act far beyond even an aggravated molestation?

Well, if the possum was already dead (as I forlornly hope was the case) then we’re *just* talking about desecrating the body.

Skidbladnir 1:47 pm 22 Nov 11

This is going to be one of those questions I regret and will sound horrible once taken out of context, but how do you molest a possum to death?

Surely having consequences of either “dying and then being strung up a flagpole” or “being strung up a flagpole and dying” puts the act far beyond even an aggravated molestation?

KB1971 1:46 pm 22 Nov 11

Ahhhhh, year 12 muck up days. We used to look forward to it every year at school. It was banned at Eden after they year 12 students in 85 or 86 put all the demountable classroom furniture on the roof. There was a question on how thye got in to get the furniture…………….

Thumper 1:42 pm 22 Nov 11

johnnycash said :

Radford is in Belconnen….North Canberra should bring you closer to town. Probably a school whose name starts with D.

That is my guess.

johnnycash 1:36 pm 22 Nov 11

Radford is in Belconnen….North Canberra should bring you closer to town. Probably a school whose name starts with D.

johnboy 1:28 pm 22 Nov 11

With no additional knowledge I do wonder if the possum wasn’t roadkill.

EvanJames 1:24 pm 22 Nov 11

Some of the incidents are amusing, but vandalism and animal cruelty is disgusting. Great new generation joining society, I can hardly wait.

johnboy 1:22 pm 22 Nov 11

So does “Prominent” mean Radford?

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