By Emily Gao
HUB Staff Writer–
Opening a high school locker is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you are going to get. High schoolers tend to gather clutter, turning to their lockers as the first place to stash such litter. From uneaten lunches to unused textbooks, from mounds of sweaters to graded homework assignments, high school lockers have seen it all. At the end of every school year, campus security has to sort through and clean these lockers, unbeknownst to what they will find in each locker.
In campus security guard Demond Huff’s experience, the result is usually on the negative side, opening up the locker to a plethora of grossness.
“One time I saw a sandwich standing up by itself having a concert with some old moldy raisins as the crowd and it was the disgustingest thing I’ve ever seen,” Huff said.
However, sometimes,the lockers open up to a pleasant surprise. Unfortunately, as the students are given prior notice to clean out their lockers, these gems do not usually make it back to the locker owner.
Huff recounts a time he saw a pair of new shoes: “Kids leave brand new pairs of shoes that mommy and daddy bought them that they care nothing about because they are moving on to get new pairs of shoes.”
Like the shoes, any usable items still in working condition will go to the lost and found table where they are kept for a particular period of time.
Administration has set locker clean out day to today, Wednesday, June 5, asking students to clear their lockers before 10 in the morning.
Overall, locker clean out is just one of those events that must take place every year, with not much excitement.
“It is pretty gross, people don’t keep up their lockers, it’s kinda nasty, but outside of food standing up and having concerts, it’s a pretty overrated experience,” Huff said.