A useless shark was located hanging outside of a Florida superior school on Thursday in what just one scholar claimed was a prank.
According to the St. Johns County University District, the shark was found out at Ponte Vedra High School in Ponte Vedra Seashore at 7 a.m. by the school’s upkeep supervisor. It was removed from the residence by 8 a.m.
Christina H. Upchurch, a spokesperson for the district, reported in an interview with Newsweek Thursday afternoon that officers have established that up to five college students have been driving the incident, but failed to have further more particulars.
Nonetheless, a pupil who spoke with Florida information station WJXT anonymously mentioned that it was a senior prank.
Supplied by the St. Johns County School District
Upchurch reported that senior pranks are at present getting spot in location universities.
“They have taken area in neighboring districts and ours, and we are coming to the conclude of the college yr. This is normally when those types of routines arise,” she claimed.
Regardless of whether the shark was aspect of a prank is “possibly also before long to say, but like I stated, this time of year is commonly when we see senior pranks happen,” Upchurch stated.
Ponte Vedra High School’s mascot is a shark.
The incident is at the moment getting investigated by the district as perfectly as the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Place of work and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fee.
Photos shared on-line by WJTX journalist Marilyn Parker present the shark dangling from ropes earlier mentioned a stair circumstance at the university.
WJXT reported that a biology professor mentioned that the species could be a sandbar shark, while pointed out that it could be tricky to inform for selected from the photos.
The species “prefers coastal and offshore sandy regions of the Florida Gulf and Atlantic coasts” and it is “prohibited from leisure and business harvest in Florida point out waters,” in accordance to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
In a different incident in New York final 12 months, a guy was convicted for preserving sharks confined in an higher than-ground pool inside his house. An officer located discovered 5 live sharks in a round tank in his truck and the man admitted to transporting the sharks to his residence, in which he stated he kept numerous some others.
In Australia in Oct, a male was accused of taking a locale tag off of a shark and environment off bogus warnings. The person allegedly eliminated the tag from a great white shark right after accidentally catching the animal just before releasing it.
This thirty day period in Australia, fisherman caught a shark that was staying eaten by an additional significant sea creature.