Posted: Oct 5, 2011 10:26 PM by Ashley Rodrigue
Updated: Oct 5, 2011 10:26 PM
ASCENSION PARISH- A prank between two high schools before this Friday's football game have some in the two communities upset.
Dutchtown High School and St. Amant High School are set to play in St. Amant. But a letter, and a care package arrived on the St. Amant campus ahead of the game this week.
A St. Amant coach found the package on his truck. The letter, that appears to be on Dutchtown Athletics letterhead, contains vulgar name-calling, curse words and targets both players and coaches. The care package with it was filled with feminine products, underwear, diapers and pacifiers all mentioned in the letter.
The letter is laced with graphic content and too many references to body parts and sexual innuendos to use on TV. Amid X-rated content, the letter closes, "Winners go to Dutchtown and losers go to St. Amant- AKA the Punching Bag of Ascension Parish."
The Ascension Parish School District didn't want to talk about the prank on-camera, but sent a statement instead.
Spokesman Johnnie Balfantz said, "The letter and items found at St. Amant High School earlier this week is not an accurate representation of our school system, or the overall spirit of the people of Ascension Parish. We have friendly and respectful rivalries that exist between the schools in our district which receive tremendous support from our communities. The nature of this gesture is certainly an uncharacteristic occurrence and we in no way condone this type of act or behavior."
Not many people in Dutchtown had heard about the letter, but those who did said it was awful. People in St. Amant we talked to say pranks are common, but this one was over the line. They also say its a bad reflection of the schools and the communities. The prank has also picked up talk on social networking sites and sports forums.
Some people are concerned the prank will cause issues at Friday night's game, but the Sheriff's Office says it is not increasing security at the game because it already has more than enough eyes on the stands and the field for any problems.