Muck Up Day Pranks

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Muck up day pranks have gone too far! Through recent years muck up day have escalated in vandalism and violence as graduating students compete in muck up day pranks, in an attempt to outdo the previous year before them. This amplifying problem has come to this schools attention due to the growing media slaughtering of schools in relation to muck up day. In secondary schools, 'Muck up day' is an unofficial tradition where graduating year 12 students partake in pranks and a variety of other activities on their ultimately official last day of school. Many of these pranks are now out of control with armies of drunken hooligans roaming the streets in a quest for trouble. Police have called for a prohibition on muck up day after they were rushed…show more content…
It is becoming more violent and dangerous. In 2008 alone, statistics show that over 50% of 14-19 year olds had consumed alcohol with 25% of these drinking on a weekly or daily basis. This is led to alcohol fueled violence in the community, particularly in the CBD throughout recent months which have been labeled the worst in recent years with warnings from Opposition Leader Ted Bailleu that the figures that have been put out by police is showing that violent crime and assaults have soared in some parts of Melbourne by more than 75% over the past 7 years. This has become crystal clear and apparent as Xavier's entire year 12 class was suspended in response to an incident that resulted in one of their peers being hospitalized with several fractures on their 2008 muck up day. This is only one of the numerous incidents of muck up day as the traditional mischief has been super ceded in recent years by vandalism, binge drinking, cruelty to animals, terrorising residents and even car crashes. In 1999, my own younger brother, a young man who just turned 18 years of age was celebrating his own muck up day before he bravely faced the excruciating exams. To celebrate, he and a few mates went to a local pub and has a few beers. Unfortunately, that very night while driving home in a drunken state, he was attacked by another group of boys who drove him crashing down a creek. He lost his life that day - and i lost the only brother i ever had because of muck up day. The seriousness in this escalation in vandalism and violence can no longer be ignored. What message are we sending to our students and children if we allow for this type of behavior to
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