BROOKFIELD, Wis., June 5 (UPI) -- Six high school seniors in Brookfield, Wis., will not be at their graduation ceremony because they built a swing set on their school's roof, an official says.
Superintendent Matt Gibson said the Brookfield East High School students were arrested for the senior prank and received three-day suspensions that will include Saturday's graduation event, Milwaukee's WTMJ-TV reported Friday.
Nate Hoaglund, one of the students punished for the prank, insisted the joke did not result in anything being damaged.
The students have asked for a different punishment for their actions so they can still attend their graduation.
"We have people speaking at graduation and relatives flying in, we didn't want to affect the families of the people that wanted to watch the ceremony," Hoaglund told WTMJ-TV.
The TV station said among the students cited for the prank is the valedictorian of Brookfield East. That student's identity was not reported.