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Father in serious condition after high school prank goes too far

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OAKVILLE, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- It's homecoming week at Oakville High School and officials have warned students to make smart decisions. Monday night, a father is in serious condition because that advice wasn't followed.

"While it was never condoned by the district, the students had made a connection the night before the powder puff game, some students would go out in the community and teepee the homes and so forth," said Deputy Superintendent Dr. Brian Lane. 

The aftermath of the teepee decision is visible on Southwind Meadows Court. Confetti, egg shells are strewn along the street, along with blood.

Police say at 11:45 p.m. Sunday, officers found a 48-year-old man laying in the street with serious injuries. Investigators say the man was hit by car being driven by a teenager with three passengers inside. They say the group tried to leave after the victim came out to stop them from vandalizing his home.

While the incident took place away from Oakville High School, the district canceled the powder puff game that was set for Monday evening in response. 

"The fact that those behaviors have escalated considerably, we felt it was in the best interest of the school to not have that event," Dr. Lane said. 

Pranks like this incident aren't uncommon. In fact, one man News 4 spoke with said his house was a target in 2011.

"It was quite a job. I thought it was kind of a fun thing, but after it rained and having to clean it up, it was a little distributing," said Tom Gannon, Oakville resident.

But people throughout the school district agrees that the situation took a common prank to a dangerous new level. 

"In today's environment, to try and teepee someones house and you don't know whether or not somebody has a gun, takes it a little too far," said Gannon. 

School officials say as of Monday, the football game and dance are still set to go on. Family court prosecutors are reviewing the case. 

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