Homecoming served sunny side up


Homecoming week brings many things to Decatur including class color day, an intense football game, a school-sponsored dance, and last, but certainly not least: egging.

Egging is the act of throwing eggs, usually at cars, houses or sometimes even people.

Many people see egging as unnecessary and wrong, and under law it constitutes vandalism. But to students like sophomore Harrison Meyer, it’s just a fun prank to pull during homecoming.

According to law, egging is vandalism. The punishment for high schoolers caught egging depends on their age and the extent of the damage they did.

“I’ve never egged before,” Meyer said. “But I have no problem with it, because it’s a fun thing upperclassmen do during homecoming.”

For every successful egging prank, there is always someone left to clean up the mess. Parents such as Lisa Tyler have been left to pick up the waste. Stanford’s house was egged last year during homecoming week.

“Had I caught the kids who egged my house, I would have forced them to clean it up,” Tyler said. “I don’t think the police should get involved, but I also think egging is very disrespectful.”

Principal Arlethea Williams has taken action to try and slow the growing popularity of egging. An email she recently sent out to parents and students explained that she has seen vandalism during homecoming week become more intense and that Decatur in no way condones egging.

Williams is not the only person who thinks things have gone too far. Sophomore Maddie Myers thinks egging in Decatur has crossed the line.

“I see cars and houses getting splattered by eggs all over social media,” Myers said. “Egging is becoming a way to get back at people you have beef with, and that’s just taking it to a whole other level. It’s becoming unacceptable.”