NYC School Bans Water Bottles After Learning of Prank Plans - NBC New York

NYC School Bans Water Bottles After Learning of Prank Plans

School administrators said the ban on bottles at Abraham Lincoln High School in Coney Island was instituted on Friday after they learned of plans to stage a large water fight or some other senior prank involving baby oil

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    Students at one New York City school were barred from bringing bottles of water and other drinks on campus after officials said they got word of plans for an end-of-the-year prank involving bottles.

    School administrators said the ban on bottles at Abraham Lincoln High School on Coney Island was instituted on Friday after they learned of plans to stage a large water fight or some other senior prank involving baby oil.

    The ban is expected to remain in place until state Regents Exams begin next week.

    Students at the school told NBC 4 New York that they’ve been suffering in the heat inside a school without air conditioning since the ban was instituted.

    Several added that they had to buy drinks at school vending machines or use water fountains.

    “Like, we have no energy,” said student Hajar Abbassi. “We are thirsty.”

    School officials admitted Tuesday that the school has no modern air conditioning, but they said they are using fans to keep students cool.

    They also said they notified parents and guardians of the ban last week by phone and text messages. They also added that there had been no water fights as of Tuesday.

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