NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — What is usually just innocent high school fun may have crossed a line this year.
As CBS2’s Lou Young reported, parents alerted CBS2 to rules for an X-rated scavenger hunt involving teenagers in New Rochelle.
The high school rite of passage is for many called “Road Rally.”
“Road Rally is a senior activity,” said high school junior Caroline Maldonado. “Seniors all get together and do a bunch of activities.”
It is like a scavenger hunt, but it is documented on video – with tasks or dares to be checked off a list. Points are awarded accordingly.
Among the items for 10 points are to “wet willy a stranger,” “tackle a football player,” and “kiss a teammate of the same gender,” “shotgun a beer on any roof,” and “eat a cigarette.”
And some parents in New Rochelle said the list circulating online this year also includes some items that are downright pornographic.
“I’m surprised that some of these things would even be suggested,” said parent Dr. Jonathan Williams.
Some of the list items cannot even be discussed on television, including sex acts and bits of mischief that had some laughing to keep from crying.
“I mean, when we were kids, we TP’d houses; we soaped cars, but some of these things on the list, you know — defecating on someone’s front lawn? Urinating on a national hero’s statue?” Williams said. “I mean, that’s a little beyond the pale, don’t you think?”
The New Rochelle Police Department certainly does think so. A spokesman told CBS2 police are aware of the Road Rally and ready to act if the law is broken.
Traditionally, Road Rally is planned and judged by members of the last year’s graduating class — who apparently were not pleased at having their list of tasks leaked to the media. One senior says the word is now, everyone should forget about it.
“It just says that they messed it up; well, that we messed it up,” said high school senior Frances Diaz, adding that it appears Road Rally has been canceled.
Diaz said she was not interested in participating anyway, and many students said they were unaware of the activity.
Police said they will be on alert for acts of trespassing, vandalism, or public lewdness.