Deer Park High School Riots

Deer Park High School Riots

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Since: Jun 13

United States

#2 Jun 3, 2013
I don't know of anything at North but I know things were crazy at South. Senior pranks taken WAY overboard. Paint being dumped. Water bottles and soda cans being thrown. Basically just people being stupid but the kind of stupid that can cause damage to property and people which is not ok. There were more minor things like silly string and glitter also but basically a whole lot of effort to disrupt school.
The statistics on how many were arrested keeps changing. I've heard as low as 3 and I've heard as high as 15. A bunch also got DAEP and suspensions.

Hope the pranks were worth the cost since many of these kids now cost themselves the ability to participate in graduation (if they even get their diplomas).
df

Ballwin, MO

#3 Jun 3, 2013
txmomof5 wrote:
I don't know of anything at North but I know things were crazy at South. Senior pranks taken WAY overboard. Paint being dumped. Water bottles and soda cans being thrown. Basically just people being stupid but the kind of stupid that can cause damage to property and people which is not ok. There were more minor things like silly string and glitter also but basically a whole lot of effort to disrupt school.
The statistics on how many were arrested keeps changing. I've heard as low as 3 and I've heard as high as 15. A bunch also got DAEP and suspensions.

Hope the pranks were worth the cost since many of these kids now cost themselves the ability to participate in graduation (if they even get their diplomas).
This is what I heard!! Shame shame
arm them

Pasadena, TX

#4 Jun 3, 2013
I blame the parents ( who should be held responsible for property damage and any civil liabilities) and their pandering to these "childrens" every wont and desire. Also I blame the new city council and society in general.
Voter

Deer Park, TX

#5 Jun 3, 2013
arm them wrote:
I blame the parents ( who should be held responsible for property damage and any civil liabilities) and their pandering to these "childrens" every wont and desire. Also I blame the new city council and society in general.
Blame the Parents?? Ok, maybe some blame there I would agree. Blame society in general?? Ok, I guess I can see that, but the blaming the new council??? Really, what the hell does the old council, new council or future council have to do with how high school students behave? I don't get it. Were you just trying to be funny?
Copy that

Houston, TX

#6 Jun 3, 2013
Wait a minute future council, I want to bask a few minutes in that thought.
arm them

Pasadena, TX

#7 Jun 4, 2013
Voter wrote:
<quoted text> Blame the Parents?? Ok, maybe some blame there I would agree. Blame society in general?? Ok, I guess I can see that, but the blaming the new council??? Really, what the hell does the old council, new council or future council have to do with how high school students behave? I don't get it. Were you just trying to be funny?
These are the leaders of our city. They should lead and be concerned about things other than commerce or what anonymous online posters are saying about them. When was the last time anyone here remembers a sitting council member or mayor or a leader like the new Mayor in his previous position bring forth any idea and attempt to reach the general public and not just those that they regularly pander to on any other subject than taxes and how to spend them?

Since: Jun 13

United States

#8 Jun 4, 2013
arm them wrote:
I blame the parents ( who should be held responsible for property damage and any civil liabilities) and their pandering to these "childrens" every wont and desire. Also I blame the new city council and society in general.
Don't blame the parents. These aren't 4 year olds throwing a tantrum. These are 17 and 18 year olds that should know better. They should be held accountable and liable for the choices they made and the damage caused by those choices. I'm a mother and my daughter was among those that assisted in cleaning up just a small part of the chaos caused by these idiots. And she flat told me that she fears her class (currently sophomores) may do worse though she will NOT participate because she knows she'd have to answer for it at home as well as whatever school/legal consequences there were.

And you can't blame society and city council for these young adult's behavior. Their actions do reflect on things that are wrong in our society but society is no more to blame for their actions than the spoon I eat with is to blame for me not losing 10 lbs. They are old enough to understand that what they did was wrong. They made that choice anyway. They need to own that and the responsibility for it!
Andrea

Houston, TX

#9 Jun 4, 2013
Been a very long time.

Since: Jun 13

United States

#10 Jun 4, 2013
arm them wrote:
<quoted text>
These are the leaders of our city. They should lead and be concerned about things other than commerce or what anonymous online posters are saying about them. When was the last time anyone here remembers a sitting council member or mayor or a leader like the new Mayor in his previous position bring forth any idea and attempt to reach the general public and not just those that they regularly pander to on any other subject than taxes and how to spend them?
I'm regularly in communication with one of our city council members and that member of our leadership has been very active in trying to focus our community where it needs to be. That said, there is one I'd like to see gone (sooner rather than later).
DPGirl

Houston, TX

#11 Jun 4, 2013
Where were teachers, Principals, Security while this was happening? Need to just turn a Fire Hose on them while they are doing it instead of filming them with their Camera Phones. Quite sure it all over You Tube or where ever they post these things! All of us pay high School Taxes for the little darlin's to do this. The parents will just pay their fines or restitution and never look back, they should have to help clean/repair all of it along with the students. Why should they get to go sit in a cell and let someone else clean it up. City Council is not responsible for your children's behavior!!
Teach2012

Deer Park, TX

#12 Jun 4, 2013
I have a family member who works at South and was there on Friday. First, the only fight was a food fight. Then, yeah, there was WASHABLE paint balloons thrown, glitter bombs, refusal to go to class, a slip-n-slide that never materialized, Popsicle sticks thrown around and some toilet papering. Basically, it was pranks. A rather large group of seniors conducting one major senior prank. No one was hurt, killed, impregnanted or whatever else horrible things people have been gossiping about.
As a high school teacher (NOT AT DP), I say, good for the seniors. Put it into perspective. Some of these kids will go off to a job after graduation that they will be in for the next 40 years of their lives. Some of them already have families, some will go to college and lose touch with the kids they "goofed" off with on Friday. Let them be kids. And responsible kids at that. How many of you know that a large group of seniors stayed after to help the custodians clean up? Oh, you didn't? Well, they did.
It could have been so, so much worse.
So should DPHS really refuse to allow these KIDS a right passage, like high school graduation? Over glitter? Give them DAEP, 30 days ... hell, have them spend the whole summer in there. But refusing to let them walk is ludacris.
former_teacher

Pasadena, TX

#13 Jun 4, 2013
Teach2012 wrote:
So should DPHS really refuse to allow these KIDS a right passage, like high school graduation? Over glitter? Give them DAEP, 30 days ... hell, have them spend the whole summer in there. But refusing to let them walk is ludacris.
You're damned right they should refuse to allow these little punks, vandals, and criminals to participate in graduation. As a matter of fact, these KIDS should be performing public service while their classmates are receiving their diplomas. There is NO excuse for their behavior, nor the lack of respect they showed the faculty, staff and administration, the police, the taxpayers, their classmates and their high school. They deserve everything they get and then some.
mee

Pasadena, TX

#14 Jun 4, 2013
I think it was a little worse than some think. I don't have any kids in high school currently but I saw some pictures that were posted on one of the social media sites. They had chairs stuck up into the ceiling tiles all in the hallways and the chairs still hanging there.
Problem

Anonymous Proxy

#15 Jun 5, 2013
Teach2012 wrote:
I have a family member who works at South and was there on Friday. First, the only fight was a food fight. Then, yeah, there was WASHABLE paint balloons thrown, glitter bombs, refusal to go to class, a slip-n-slide that never materialized, Popsicle sticks thrown around and some toilet papering. Basically, it was pranks. A rather large group of seniors conducting one major senior prank. No one was hurt, killed, impregnanted or whatever else horrible things people have been gossiping about.
As a high school teacher (NOT AT DP), I say, good for the seniors. Put it into perspective. Some of these kids will go off to a job after graduation that they will be in for the next 40 years of their lives. Some of them already have families, some will go to college and lose touch with the kids they "goofed" off with on Friday. Let them be kids. And responsible kids at that. How many of you know that a large group of seniors stayed after to help the custodians clean up? Oh, you didn't? Well, they did.
It could have been so, so much worse.
So should DPHS really refuse to allow these KIDS a right passage, like high school graduation? Over glitter? Give them DAEP, 30 days ... hell, have them spend the whole summer in there. But refusing to let them walk is ludacris.
You, as a teacher have no problem with what took place on campus during school hours! That fact may be one of the major problems.
DPGirl

Houston, TX

#16 Jun 5, 2013
Amen to "Anonymous Proxy" and to "Former Teacher"!
Pasadena Mom w DP senior

League City, TX

#17 Jun 5, 2013
I say let the seniors pay for the entire cleanup effort & all damages, before receiving a diaploma or participate in graduation. These are our adults of tomorrow & should learn from their mistakes. If thier parents help out - great. That means you have family involvement - which always supportive. Then leave it alone. These seniors were being childess for awhile longer so what. Consider what they could have done by todays standards; this was just a walk in the park. NO BODY WAS HARMED & NO BODY WAS KILLED let it go. Its history as in old news.
Really

Cypress, TX

#18 Jun 5, 2013
mee wrote:
I think it was a little worse than some think. I don't have any kids in high school currently but I saw some pictures that were posted on one of the social media sites. They had chairs stuck up into the ceiling tiles all in the hallways and the chairs still hanging there.
Not in Deer Park, that was at Kountze.
You should know that by now.

Since: Jun 13

United States

#19 Jun 5, 2013
Teach2012 wrote:
I have a family member who works at South and was there on Friday. First, the only fight was a food fight. Then, yeah, there was WASHABLE paint balloons thrown, glitter bombs, refusal to go to class, a slip-n-slide that never materialized, Popsicle sticks thrown around and some toilet papering. Basically, it was pranks. A rather large group of seniors conducting one major senior prank. No one was hurt, killed, impregnanted or whatever else horrible things people have been gossiping about.
As a high school teacher (NOT AT DP), I say, good for the seniors. Put it into perspective. Some of these kids will go off to a job after graduation that they will be in for the next 40 years of their lives. Some of them already have families, some will go to college and lose touch with the kids they "goofed" off with on Friday. Let them be kids. And responsible kids at that. How many of you know that a large group of seniors stayed after to help the custodians clean up? Oh, you didn't? Well, they did.
It could have been so, so much worse.
So should DPHS really refuse to allow these KIDS a right passage, like high school graduation? Over glitter? Give them DAEP, 30 days ... hell, have them spend the whole summer in there. But refusing to let them walk is ludacris.
Define no one being hurt since I know of at least one who needed medical treatment from the soda can that she got hit with during the 'harmless' food fight. In addition to that, my own daughter was grabbed and forcibly held by one of these seniors that was just "goofing around" and he proceeded to pull her shirt away from her chest and shoot silly string down her shirt in a hallway full of people leaving her exposed. The principal who drug him to the office definitely didn't think it was "harmless" and neither do I! They should NOT be allowed to participate in graduation.
Old News

Deer Park, TX

#20 Jun 5, 2013
Pasadena Mom w DP senior wrote:
I say let the seniors pay for the entire cleanup effort & all damages, before receiving a diaploma or participate in graduation. These are our adults of tomorrow & should learn from their mistakes. If thier parents help out - great. That means you have family involvement - which always supportive. Then leave it alone. These seniors were being childess for awhile longer so what. Consider what they could have done by todays standards; this was just a walk in the park. NO BODY WAS HARMED & NO BODY WAS KILLED let it go. Its history as in old news.
Old News it is not, it only happen last Friday. They did not have a right to do what they did. There were some there that were afraid. Sad that you do not invite them over to your home and let them in to have some more fun. No walk and no diploma. Parents that think as you do are part of the problem.
Old News

Anonymous Proxy

#21 Jun 5, 2013
Pasadena Mom w DP senior wrote:
I say let the seniors pay for the entire cleanup effort & all damages, before receiving a diaploma or participate in graduation. These are our adults of tomorrow & should learn from their mistakes. If thier parents help out - great. That means you have family involvement - which always supportive. Then leave it alone. These seniors were being childess for awhile longer so what. Consider what they could have done by todays standards; this was just a walk in the park. NO BODY WAS HARMED & NO BODY WAS KILLED let it go. Its history as in old news.
Old News it is not. It just happen last Friday. No one hurt. Not what I hear. Some were very afraid. Your senior should have had them in your home to do this fun thing as I am sure you would not have minded as it was all in fun. It is parents like you that cause the problems. No walk and no Diploma.

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