MURRAY COUNTY, GA. (WRCB) -- Being a high school senior does come with some perks like prom, senior skip day and the senior prank. However, for students at Murray County High School, their senior prank landed them in in-school suspension and for a few graduation has been put on hold.
"Everybody was really excited about it because no has ever done it, we're not going to get in trouble for it," says Sarah Wilson.
Wilson says it all started a couple months ago when the seniors planned to come to school via another form of transportation. "It's not in the student handbook that we can't drive anything other than our cars to school," says Wilson.
On Wednesday morning the group of 15 to 20 students gathered in a parking lot across the street from the main campus and rode their bikes, dirt bikes, toy cars and horses to school.
"We went over a crosswalk, we got on the sidewalk and when we got into the parking lot we actually pulled over so everybody could get around us," explains Wilson.
However, that didn't stop school officials from sending everyone to in-school suspension for two days. Wilson and a couple of her friends were suspended altogether because they left school early without signing out a couple months ago.
"Now I'm not going to graduate. I probably will not be able to graduate with the kids I've grown up with since elementary school, through middle school, through high school. I have those bonds, those connections and now everything that I've worked for has been taken away from me," says Wilson.
Murray County School Administrator Mike Tuck would not discuss the issue because of the student code of conduct. He would only confirm that "an incident happened."
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