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  • wow somebody made an article about this every sport team does this 

  • Anonymous

    What a waste of moon floss…

  • Guest

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    • Superuser23

      I am going to TP some places, if I get caught I am just going to say I was “wishing them people good luck on whatever it is they are doing”  If Police get a call or complaint on this now if a home owners house is “TP’D” are they going to be told “It’s OK someone is just wishing you luck..”

      • Guest

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  • Anonymous

    Boy, hope the chess or cross country teams don’t win anything…no telling what kind of mischief they’ll produce

  • They said result of . How about littering criminal mischief . They broke the law and it glorified. Now if i was to do that i bet i would be in jail . Did they get permission from the people who owned the house first? The law should apply the same to all 

    • Anonymous

      Yes all the parents who’s son or daughter made qualifying times for states knows that this will happen … its actually a sign of having a good athlete in the house and you should be proud to get your house TP’D

    • Guest

      Not sure how much of the paper drifted out into public or neighboring private properties. Unless it’s intentionally put there and has caused harm to unwilling parties, I doubt BPD would do anything more than ask the pranksters to clean it up. Out of courtesy not often displayed by teenage vandals, they agreed to clean up before the paper ever went down. The papered resident mentioned in the article knew about it ahead of time.  It’s safe to assume the other papered parents had given permission either directly or indirectly–and by indirectly, I mean these teens are in good enough standing with their parents to know harmless celebratory pranks won’t result in their loving mummy suddenly becoming the executioner. They should be very thankful their parents have a sense of humor.

      I think if BDP had gotten any serious complaints, BDN wouldn’t have missed the opportunity to make normal young people out to be dangerous thugs. There is little their writers/hacks enjoy more.

    • Anonymous

      wow really?? if this was you, you’d be in jail??? is that because you wouldn’t be able to stop chomping at the gums as the cop gave you your ticket?? j/w because it’s not an arrestable offense, there is no monetary or personal damage. if anything they might be able to get disorderly conduct against them, however i think we can all agree with all the REAL crimes in the news lately (drug dealers, drug users, home invasions, robberies, ect…, that our law enforcement resources can and should be used for something a little better than K I D S having a little fun and keeping tradition alive. I for 1 support these kids and ALL of their accomplishments, and more power to them for giving their TEAMMATES support (however unconventional it is =) and letting them know people are rooting them on

    • Guest

      From what the article said the houses are swim team members’, so I would bet that the parents of these kids are ok with it. Good clean fun and what a way to build team spirit. Go RAMS

  • Anonymous

    Come on – Good clean fun.  This has been a tradition for YEARS with swim team — and possibly with other teams.   I can’t imagine anyone finding fault!  Just think of all the GOOD that these kids are doing — swimming, exercising, building TEAM spirit, and representing the high school.  Can’t we ever just let these kids be kids — without finding something to complain about???   I support them and their celebration and support of each other.   And, I bet the kids clean it up, too!!! 

    • Anonymous

      AMEN to that and well-stated.

  • Anonymous

    Former Bangor High Principal Norris Nickerson would have expelled these students–and rightly so. Too bad he stepped down last year. We need his firm hand to stop this anarchism.

    • Anonymous

      Your a nutcase It went on back when he was principal where did you get your facts from. this is a tradition of many years and there is nothing wrong with it because all familys know what the deal is and everything Is cleaned by the hands that did it….

    • Guest

      The 2000s-era Nickerson wasn’t especially known for wandering outside his given authoritative boundaries. He did throw mild fits when shenanigans happened on school property.

      What a sight–imagine a kind grandpa forcing himself to verbally reprimand a small child. All the while he’s wearing a pained expression which silently reads “I’m sorry and I feel like a jerk but I have to–hey, this is harder for me than it is for you, kid.” Cue subtle hints of shame, loss of all eye contact and aww dangnabit there’s the guilt… You made grandpa talk sternly when he’d rather ask you to pull his finger. What a brat you are. Perhaps it’s super effective reverse psychology, but geez man, who wouldn’t be genuinely apologetic after a meeting with old Saint Nick?

      • Anonymous

         I would NEVER describe N. Nickerson as a “kind grandpa” and “Saint” Nick in the way he handled disciplinary matters.  You’re right  about one thing– his bully tactics forced apologies out of kids.

  • Anonymous

    Could this classify as littering???

  • Anonymous

    Where are the posters that say even if BHS kids push a guy down in front of some dive bar in Bangor and kill him they don’t get in trouble.

    Had to say it.

  • Anonymous

    Cool. And it’s not vandalism unless the owner claims it is. Otherwise, there is no issue. Obviously the parents are OK with it.

    • Anonymous

      Does that mean you “have no issue with all the tissue”?

  • Anonymous

    They know whose property they are TP ing, and the property owner knows who is doing the TP ing, so if the homeowner doesn’t have a problem with it, then it’s not a problem.   All those basketball tournament signs are put everywhere, left to get wet and soggy, flapping on telephone poles till they fall off on other peoples property.  Now that is littering. 

  • Anonymous

    I love it, I see there are a few whiners below commenting..

  • Can’t believe people are upset about this.  I did this and had this happen to me in high school.  It was done in fun and as a celebration of success.  Nobody is getting hurt, and nothing is being damaged.  All the drug problems, unemployment and other serious issues in this state and country and we are worried about a little harmless fun. 
    My only question is did they buy TP made in Maine?  If so, we should commend them for helping the economy.

  • Guest

    “It’s a celebration of making it so far to states and working so hard,” said Lili Wiseman, a 14-year-old freshman member of the swim team who made it to the states and whose Broadway home was “t.p.’d.”
    After winning the state title, the girls returned the favor over the course of a few hours late Monday night by tossing toilet paper onto the homes of male members of the team.
    Wiseman said around a dozen female swimmers and divers split into separate cars, each with a trunk loaded with cheap one-ply toilet paper, which they used to adorn about 15 homes where male teammates lived.

    PLEASE READ THE ARTICLE FOLKS, THESE HOMES ARE OF THE TEAM MEMBERS NOT RANDOM HOMES.

  • Guest

    Arrest them all.. If this keep up property values will go down..
    Stay away from my house with TP or I’ll call the Cops..
    It starts out small an next they will be partying all night on cold stream at some camp.. or they will be throwing rolling papers on the  trees next.. Their title should be stripped from them..

  • Anonymous

    Our two daughters, now 38 and 40, learned a great deal during their years on the BHS swim team, including how best to loft a roll of TP over a tree!

    Congratulations to both teams for all their hard work.

    We always wanted our girls to date boys were were also swimmers: 1) Most were too tired from doing laps to get into much trouble, 2) They learned that life isn’t always fair, even after hard work and giving it your all,  3) Both sexes spent so much time half naked that there really wasn’t all the much to get excited over, and 4) Sometimes the swimmer who finishes last gets the biggest ovation since they dropped so much time after working so hard.

    Good, clean, fun all around.

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