Prank gone to far.
School officials in two Tennessee school districts are investigating to determine who hung a dead bobcat from a goal post as the latest stunt in a nearly century long football rivalry.
deadbobcatCoffee County Central High School Red Raiders and Tullahoma High School Wildcats will go head to head today in the 89th annual Coffee Pot Rivalry football game, a tradition that’s typically proceeded with pranks between the two schools.
But this year, school officials said the rivalry got out of hand when someone shot and killed a bobcat before hanging the animal from the goalpost of Tullahoma’s practices football field, the Tullahoma News reports.
Student found the animal Tuesday morning, and a picture of the stunt was widely circulated on social media.
“This isn’t what a rivalry is about and this is not what our school and our community are about,” CHS principal Joey Vaughn told the news site.
“This isn’t rivalry. This is mean. This is wrong and hateful. This does not represent our student body as a whole. We have great kids at our school and Tullahoma has great kids at its school.”