High School Shenanigans Planned

 

The Alameda Sun received a copy of an email that Encinal Junior and Senior High School Principal Kirsten Zazo sent to parents warning of scavenger hunts “that could involve illegal activities.” Zazo stated in her email that high school students in both Oakland and Alameda were planning these hunts to “earn points for filming themselves performing a variety of dangerous and illegal activities in different locations in the East Bay.”

Zazo also stated that the students plan to post these videos to social media.

“We believe engaging in this game poses grave dangers to our students’ physical safety,” she stated. In addition, posting video of such behaviors poses risks to our students’ online reputations and academic and professional futures.

Zazo assured the parents that “the district office and the Alameda Police Department are aware of this issue and working closely with high schools in the area to alert families of these reports.” 

The Alameda Police Department (APD) also addressed the issue on its Facebook page. 

APD posted a similar warning to its Facebook page. According to APD, “activity involves drinking, illegal drugs, explosive devices and sexual 
activity.” 

APD will be conducting zero tolerance enforcement. “This behavior is dangerous and illegal, and can negatively impact their lives for years to come,” APD stated.