Parents upset after virgin Mary prank at Scottsdale high school was taken too far

Posted at 9:54 PM, Sep 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-07 01:33:54-04

A handful of parents in Scottsdale are criticizing a couple of high school pranks they say went a bit too far.

Before Desert Mountain High School and Notre Dame Preparatory faced off on the football field last Friday, some pranksters headed to Notre Dame’s campus to deface a statue of the Virgin Mary.

The statue, which is situated at the entrance of the Catholic school, had a sex toy attached to its lower half. The head was also covered with a mask of Hillary Clinton. The items were quickly removed, but the pranks continued on the field as well.

During the game, someone dressed up as Jesus was seen on the sidelines dancing and cheering. Many parents considered the outfit to be offensive.

Kristine Harrington, a spokesperson for the Scottsdale Unified School District, said any district students involved could be punished.

“Desert Mountain High School administration is investigating and should a student attending an SUSD school be involved appropriate action will be taken,” Harrington said. “SUSD values all students and employees treating others with respect.”