Cow Rampage: a High School Prank

By | April 28, 2023

[April 28, 2023]  There is always room for a bit of light-hearted, cheery news.  The headlines blared, “Cow Rampages Through Illinois Neighborhood In Alleged Senior Prank Gone Wrong.”  From what I heard, the kids also bought a pig and some chickens with the plan to release them in their school hallways.  This is an old prank idea, dressed up with extra animals.  Heck, even in my High School senior year, we used chickens, lots of them.

Who isn’t a fan of releasing chickens at your High School just before the end of the school year?  Funny and harmless kid extracurricular activity unless someone slips on chicken manure and hits their head.  But the cow is a one-upmanship that is hard to beat.

“A cow rampaged through a neighborhood in Niles, Illinois, amid a high school prank gone wrong, local outlet WLS reports.”  – Daily Caller, April 27, 2023

The cow was purchased on Craigslist (now I have to visit that site) and was purchased in Wisconsin.  The cow ran through a nearby neighborhood, and a chase by residents and the police began.  From the video, it appears that the “cow” is a large calf or very young cow, and I do have some expertise in the matter.  See an older article, “Leadership and Milking the Cow.”

“Holy cow!  A cow was on the loose earlier this morning in Niles.  Maybe it was Mrs. O’Leary’s?” – WBBM Newsradio (I’m sure the school principal was not amused by this headline either)

The cow was eventually captured, and no one was injured, not even the cow.  No report on how the pig and chickens managed to add to the mayhem after being upstaged by a cow.  Reports say Northridge Prep School is not pursuing charges, but police said the school would conduct an internal investigation.

Kids will be kids.  Yup!  Good for them.  And they got national attention.


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19 thoughts on “Cow Rampage: a High School Prank

  1. Rusty D

    About 30 years ago the senior class bought 10,000 business cards that simply said “Class of 1985”, and hid them everywhere. Under couches, behind paintings, in books in the library, in ceiling tiles. Needless to say, the cards are occasionally found even to this day.

    1. Chuck USA

      My dad had a close friend who’s grandpa owned a chicken farm. At the time, the chicken farm was going to put down a couple dozen hens because they were no longer producing eggs. My dad and his friend got some of there other buddies and asked the one friend’s grandpa for the chickens. He said as long as they were gone then he was fine with them taking them so they got a bunch of dog carriers and stuffed them full of chickens. My dad had keys to get into the school because he would run morning workouts for wrestling team so they took all of the chickens to the school on Saturday night and hid them throughout the whole school. On Monday when they came to school the faculty were running around chasing chickens and to top things off, they always served chicken for lunch on Mondays.

  2. Bernard

    Don’t ya just appreciate articles like this to lighten the mood as we go into the weekend. Pray for nice weather and also pray for the downfall of all the crazy politicians like slo Joey Biteme who cannot walk and talk at the same time. Wait, I take that back, he can’t stand up and read a teleprompter either. And Democrats are going to run him as President of the US? Crazy!

  3. Vanguard

    I love this website by Gen. Satterfield and this article is one of those reasons I love it so much. Humor, entertainment, and the facts …. only the facts ma’am. 😎

  4. Lady Hawk

    Hey, a bit “off topic” here but what is happening to Bud Light (and A-B) these days? I hear a lot about a snowballing boycott that is hammering their beer sales. I hope so. A-B needs to be pushed into bankruptcy. Now that will send a clear message to the wokster tyrants in the media and corrupted commercial businesses.

    1. Robo Cop II

      Latest figures sales are down 17% from the previous week. I’m not sure what the previous weeks were like but this whole boycott thing – which can cut two ways – is not going away anytime soon. The only path out of this for Bud Light is to fire their entire marking team and do it publically and for the CEO himself to offer a groveling apology. Otherwise the CIA CEO should be perp walked out of the building along with a box of his possessions and barred from ever working in the beer industry again.

      1. Ron C.

        Canada supports the boycott. Keep it up down there. As I write this, my wife is draining all my Bud Light beer into the toilet where it belongs.

    1. Greg Heyman

      Got that right old timer. I remember when we let go a couple of thousand grasshoppers in my High School gym. Great fun. Took them ages to get them all out of there.

      1. Fred Weber

        We released a couple of hundred white mice. Now that got the girls and female principle all scared. They were standing on their desks. I’ll never get that visual out of my head.
        ha ha ha ha


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