Basha High School end of year paper toss video goes viral

Posted at 10:36 PM, May 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 10:54:32-04

Twitter is reacting after video from Basha High School in Chandler surfaced over the long weekend of seniors dumping tons of school work down a set of stairs.

As of Tuesday evening, the video has close to 70,000 Twitter likes and thousands of retweets.

"People came with the boxes, suitcases filled, all sorts of things filled with paper and just dumped it out," said senior Jordan White.

White took the viral Twitter video.

The original is approximately 3 minutes long, but he had to trim it to post it on the social media platform.

The original video shows math homework, English papers, and other class assignments cascading down the stairs from the second floor.

"There was such a thick coating of paper that you could just slide right down the stairs, it was wild," explained White.

Students say no one gets in trouble.

In fact, students say school leaders allow it. It's now part of a school tradition.

"This is my little moment to kind of say goodbye to the school, and kind of give them something back," said Basha High School senior Chandler Plough.

Jordan says he posted the video on Friday, about an hour after the paper toss.

He says within days, media groups from around the world were asking him about it.

"It's all recycled, there was lots of concern if it was recycled or not, but it's all recycled," added White.

Jordan says despite the flurry of paper, no paper cuts were reported.

Students say they all pitch in and help with the clean up afterward.

Basha High School graduation is scheduled for Wednesday.