SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CNN/KGTV) -- A California high school principal is actually praising a unique senior prank inspired by a pet bunny. Praise from a school official over a prank may be even more unusual than the deed itself.
It appeared out of nowhere, a giant metal contraption. Not a device of torture, unless you don't like exercise. It's a giant hamster wheel.
It appeared on point Loma High School's quad. Principal Bobbie Samilson says, "As soon as I saw it, I was just so amazed at what the kids have done."
Senior Corlin Palmer came up with the idea while pondering this year's senior prank and watching his pet rabbit in its much smaller hamster wheel. He says, "And I thought, 'We need to build a huge one of those.'"
Palmer rallied 55 seniors and raised $900 to build the wheel. It took them three weeks to build. And at 16-feet in diameter, it may be the world's largest.
The students delivered it to school early Thursday morning and waited for reaction.
Palmer says, "I thought that the principal or someone would suspend me or at least be angry."
Nope. Samilson loved it because it was creative and wasn't as destructive as senior pranks past.
Now as far as senior pranks go, this one is pretty tame but the students also have a serious message. Some say it symbolizes the academic rat race that you start in high school and continue into college or grad school.