We didn’t have the Senior Campout when I was at Broughton. So I was proud and impressed when I learned that for the last 3 or 4 years Broughton seniors have been camping in the Kipdell parking lot, which is the privately owned lot on Broughton’s campus right next to the gym and across the street from the Jeremy Shelley football stadium. The goal of the campout is to get blackout drunk and just be awesome in general. About 80 members of the Class of 2012 exceeded that goal on Monday night. All but one of them escaped from cops that showed up at 1:00am to end the party. This is his story.
At about 8:30am on Tuesday, I saw the hashtag “#freecoop” being used by a few Broughton students I know on Twitter. Since I’m always concerned with what’s going on at Broughton, no matter how many years removed I am from graduating, I asked one of them what it meant.
Naturally, I immediately sent these screen shots and the e-mail below to the ITB e-mail chain.
I don’t recall the “senior campout” from when we were at Broughton. Looks like the cops went overboard on this one. We all know that ITB cops exist to serve us, instead of arrest us. Just like when they gave me a ride back to Crowley’s a few weeks ago when I was passed out in someone’s yard. If I were wearing a Tap-Out shirt instead of my slim fit non-iron Brooks Brothers dress shirt they would’ve taken me to jail, no questions asked. Same deal with these Broughton students. If they were from Leesville they would’ve been arrested and drug tested immediately. I’m really confused as to why Coop was arrested. I’m sure he’s probably sorry for partying, which should be enough to get him out of trouble.
Forrest: Unreal. Coop is now the Dazed and Confused QB. My sister is a senior at BHS and was involved in this. When the cops showed up they started running. The cops told them anyone who didn’t run, could just get picked up by their parents and not get arrested. Shockingly, the cops actually lived up to their promise. My sister stayed and my Mom picked her up at 2:30 a.m. and she was falling down drunk.
Anonymous 1: I wish they’d report what he blew at 8:19am.
Me: That kid looks like he’s got an 8:30 res at Dorsia.
Forrest: Kid needs a lawyer stat. Best criminal defense lawyer I know went to Ravenscroft, so that’s probably not cutting it for the BHS Quarterback.
Me: Well we need to tell that lawyer that he either defends Coop or is banished from The Point, for forever.
Anonymous 1: I heard breaking and entering a motor vehicle is a felony. You should ask him about that.
Forrest: That’s only if you’re wearing a Tapout shirt.
While we debated on whether or not we should let someone from Ravenscroft come to Coop’s defense, I continued to investigate why a Broughton student actually got in trouble for something. I contacted a current Broughton teacher and got this text:
A group of seniors camped out in kipdell Monday night. Drugs, alcohol, the usual. The principal was called at 3am. They totally got away with it. Some parents thought it was school sponsored and wondered why we didn’t provide chaperones. Delusional parents. Entitled kids. Rules don’t apply. RPD only issued one ticket. BHS has no jurisdiction. Kids out of control.
You’re damn right rules don’t apply. I love how the parents thought it was school sponsored. This Senior Campout concept is almost as ITB as the famed Algebra Club (a fake school club that people put on resumes and college applications and all they did was go out and get hammered on weeknights while telling their parents they were at Algebra Club meetings). It’s clear that some of the Broughton faculty were jealous that they weren’t invited.
I was worried that because the best criminal defense lawyer was from Ravenscroft he might try to throw the case. I was about to have my Dad’s badass lawyers go down and free Coop, but then I saw this tweet:
So it appears Coop is out safe and sound, and was indeed sorry for partying. To get the full story I’ve got a tentatively scheduled exclusive interview with Coop tonight. So leave any questions for him in the comments section.