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School cancels prom after water-balloon fight

CINCINNATI – An Ohio high school has canceled its prom to punish students for a prank -- a massive water-balloon fight at lunch.

The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/Xszo65) reported the principal of Withrow High School in Cincinnati said students used social media last month to plan the prank.

Principal Sharon Johnson said staff found out and tried to prevent it. She made announcements the day of the planned prank, warning students the prom would be canceled if they had the balloon fight. School officials were concerned about safety.

But about 150 to 175 students went ahead with it. Johnson said there was water everywhere, and some students were upset and slipping and falling.

Johnson said she had received only a few phone calls from upset parents.

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