HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg High students wanted to make a contribution to the memorial fund of fallen officers Tate and Deen, while having fun at the expense of their school administrators.
The students decided to raise money by putting school staff members in a dunking booth. The students paid $1 per throw and $1 to be a witness.
"We're trying to raise funds for the fallen officer's fund; it's just for a worthy cause," said Jermaine Brown, HHS Principal. "The kids came up with the idea (and) they wanted to dunk administrators and I was the first one to sign up."
Taylor Rental of Hattiesburg donated the dunking booth and students lined up for their turn to dunk staff members in the booth, including coaches and the principal.
"(Students) did it for the officers," said CJ Anderson, junior HHS student. "I'm pretty sure everybody wants to dunk an administrator, so they raised a lot of money: a dollar to get in, a dollar per ticket. (The officers) were a part of our community. We support them in everything they do."
The school administration said the fundraiser made $1,500 for the memorial fund.