Players on the Monett High School girls' basketball team got some distasteful news last week, and it involved urine..
By FS MIDWEST STAFF FS Midwest
Players on the Monett (Mo.) High School girls' basketball team got some distasteful news last week. The drinking water they had been provided at a Feb. 4 game at Cassville had been contaminated — with urine.
"We were informed of this incident Wednesday morning, and by Wednesday afternoon, we pulled our students on the girls' basketball team that were involved and let them know what had happened," Monett R-1 School District superintendent Brad Hanson told the Monett Times.
Monett players — and their parents — were informed four members of the Cassville girls' team admitted to pouring urine into the drinking cooler that was provided to the Monett team during the game.
Those players have since been disciplined, according to a statement from Cassville School District assistant superintendent Jill LeCompte.
"We do not condone these actions and regret that our students were involved in this unfortunate incident." she said.
Specifics on the punishments of the students were not disclosed. Meanwhile, medical professionals are working to determine if the urine used in the disturbing prank could pose health risks to anyone who drank the tainted water.
"We all need to remember that people make mistakes whether we're adults or 14- to 18-year-old kids," Hanson told the Monett Times. "We need to sit back, no matter how upset, appalled or angry we are. I'm asking for our students, coaches and community to take the high road on this and show we are the classy people we are."