Art of the Prank: Escalating prank war between rival Texas teachers

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GRANBURY, Texas (KXAN) — The noble art of the prank war dates back to the stone age, where neanderthals would sneak saber-toothed cats into each other’s caves. Fast forward to present day and two teachers from Granbury Highschool outside Fort Worth have continued the glorious tradition. 

What started as harmless jokes between dueling math teachers has escalated to entire classroom warping pranks.

“It started last semester with some pretty minor pranks. I’d send all my students to throw away their trash in his trash can. Little stuff,” said Scott Smith one of the teachers involved in the battle of pranks. “He flipped over all the tables in my room. We write insults on each other’s windows. I wrote a fake employee bio for him.”

But Thursday night, things escalated to a new level. Smith walked into his classroom after a sick day to find all his desks and chairs had been covered in saran wrap by his prank rival Cody Watkins. 

Smith’s revenge was swift, calculated, involved countless streamers and posters of Justin Beiber, Justin Timberlake and Disney Princesses. 

When Watkins walked into class on Friday morning Smith was there waiting with a camera. Watkins was a good sport and agreed to leaving up the decorations for the rest of the day.

But, the prank war never ends.

“I already have my next plan going but it’s too secret,” says Smith, goading his prank opponent.  

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