Last Wednesday, at about 3:40am, a masked gang broke into Chopticon High School, in the Morganza area of St. Mary’s County, Southern Maryland.
Their mission? To release bugs.
Not the kind of bugs that cause your program to crash, or your iPhone to reboot when it receives a message containing a sequence of Unicode characters. Not even the kind of bugs that spy on you, surreptitiously monitoring your private conversation.
No, in an act of clearly irresponsive bug discharge, the gang released 72,000 ladybugs (or ladybirds as we call them in the UK).
The purpose? It was all part of a student prank.
The juveniles have been charged with 4th degree burglary, property damage and disruption of school activities. Three others involved are said to be adults, and can expect a criminal investigation.
In the Fox News report above, some of the students complain that the school is being "disrespectful" in not allowing some of the perpetrators of the prank from participating in their graduation, scheduled for today. Protests have been held, calling for the school to change its position.
Never mind that the school has incurred expense, and police time has been wasted, because of the ladybug clean-up... what matters is that these kids miss out on their graduation ceremony because they acted like a bunch of doofuses.
Apparently the bugs were bought on Amazon. Seriously. Did I fall asleep for a while? When did the world get that weird?
Oh look, Amazon is suggesting I buy my dad some ladybugs for Father's Day. Thank goodness. I was stumped for ideas until now.