PALO ALTO (KCBS)— The tradition of students streaking at Palo Alto High School, locally known as Paly, is on the decline after a principal has come up with a strict crackdown.
The school had an annual streak week where students would run across campus without their clothes on and the event had been growing out of control in recent years.
But this past school year, when Principal Kim Diorio laid down the law by saying any student caught streaking would receive a two-day suspension, seems to have made an impact.
The number of streakers dropped from over 100 in the 2012-2013 school year to only two this past year.
Students received an additional reminder when police officers visited senior classrooms as the spring’s ‘streak week’ approached.
Some students lamented the loss of a school tradition. Sarah, a junior, told the Palo Alto Online that the atmosphere on campus this year has been tense, kind of like a stare-down over streaking.