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Treasure Coast senior prank: Pose-a-plank

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - The class of 2011 at Treasure Coast High School decided to join the planking craze instead of trying to pull off the traditional senior prank. So students planked a pose right in the courtyard at the high school.

"Almost every senior took part in it. Even our principal, took part in it," said student Johnathan Quintero. Anthony Springsteel, who organized the plank, said it made his senior year memorable.

So what is planking? It's a trend that started in Britain and recently made its way to the United States via social networking sites like Facebook.

So how does one plank? It's really quite simple. A person lies face down in a public place, puts their arms to their side and once they are as stiff as a board, someone else takes a photo of it and then posts that photo online. Doesn't sound super exciting, does it?

The craze has led to dozens of Planking Facebook pages with tens of thousands of followers. It may sounds harmless, but planking can actually be dangerous if you're not smart about it. In Australia, someone died while trying to plank off a balcony. So plankers, use common sense.

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