AUBURN, Wash. – A prank at an Auburn high school leads to two seniors banned from Saturday’s graduation ceremony, as well as another student arrested, accused of assaulting a school security guard.
“We bought the bananas,” Andrew Carel said, “got about 3 feet of fishing line, and the tied them up on the balcony.”
And why string up bananas in that particular location? Carel said students it’s because of the nickname that stairwell has received for the black students who gather there.
“They all hang out under the stairs,” he said, “and we just call it “The Jungle” because… that’s what even the black people call it too.”