Zion-Benton High School students re-created their senior prank at Village Park in Winthrop Harbor on Tuesday. Eleven students were suspended for seven days after one dressed up in a gorilla costume and chased 10 wearing banana costumes through the school last Thursday.
"What's funnier than a gorilla chasing bananas through a school? Nothing," Leinonen said. "It was a harmless prank."
In support of them, other students planned protests. A private group dedicated to "Saving the Banana Boys" was even set up on MySpace.com.