DeLand High School
is a public high school
in DeLand, Florida
established in 1922, with an enrollment of 3,616 students, a student/teacher ratio of 16.5, and a graduation rate above 90%.
DeLand High on television
In May 2002, 12 students super-glued stolen beehives
within the school and also glued a large number of classroom and building doors shut. The school prank
resulted in the release of a swarm
of 80,000 bees
. The students were suspended and later sentenced to perform community service
. This prank was also the first to air on MTV
's show "High School Stories: Scandals, Pranks & Controversies" receiving an hour-long special.DeLand High Pranksters Won't Face Felony Charges The 12 Seniors Who Brought 80,000 Bees Into The School Must Perform Community Service.
The Orlando Sentinel, June 8, 2002
On May 2, 1997, Neil Garrison III, 40, a DeLand High School teacher and 18-year track coach, while teaching a class, pulled out a modified .22-caliber starter pistol and pointed it at the head of a 15-year-old student after the boy talked back to him and was placed on leave and charged with aggravated assault. The State Attorney's Office decided not to file charges against Neil Garrison saying that the modified pistol doesn't fit the state's legal definition of a firearm.Garrison was cleared to return to teaching a year after the... Read More