The following is a first hand account of the Broughton senior campout that was held earlier this week.
Late Monday night, Broughton seniors camped out at Kip-Dell parking lot beside Broughton High School. The campout, a senior tradition, quickly escalated into an alcohol fueled event, attended by upwards of a 100 Broughton Seniors. Festivities ranged from a mobile hot tub in the back of a Chevrolet, to blasting music from cars and slapping bags of Franzia.
Senior Battle Smith spoke fondly of the event, “Besides the extracurricular stuff going on, socializing and bonding with my fellow seniors really brought the senior class together, although, I can’t say the same for the administration.” The seniors were able to enjoy a few hours of isolation as police officers (and some ITB mothers) just warned them to be safe and quiet.
As the night wore on, alcohol, music, and general underage ITB activities inevitably led to a squad of 6 cop cars entrapping the students. To escape, students swarmed the eight foot fence separating Kip-dell from private apartments. The students who escaped hid around the entire Cameron Village/Broughton area. Of the students who were caught, officers quickly realized the complexity of arresting Broughton citizens and merely made the students call their parents for a ride home.
The police officers then proceeded to clean up the trampled parking lot, free of charge. Several groups of students met up and returned to the scene of the crime and resumed festivities until the early hours of the morning. The following morning Principal Mares held a mandatory meeting with the entire senior class in which he expressed disdain in the legacy the class of 2012 left. I think it’s fair to say he’s ready to get rid of us.
Broughton was recently named by Newsweek as “Top 1000” school in the nation. What a great way to celebrate and go out.
ITB Insider ™ Exclusive Interview: Coop
I had the pleasure of interviewing Coop to find out more about what happened to him. Below is an excerpt from the interview. The full interview will be in the “Sorry for partying” section of my book, “Saved by the Beltline”. Enjoy.
After being advised by the ITB legal team, I’ve temporarily removed the interview. It will be reposted at a later date when it can’t be used against Coop in court.
Coop is obviously getting a complimentary ITB Shirt for his performance at this year’s senior campout. Well done.