Good morning, Nashville. The homeless weren’t the only ones busy protesting this week. Yesterday, the kids at Franklin High School staged a riot of their own in the school’s gymnasium after a group of masked vandals brought a deluge of spray-painted terror down upon the hallways. The young hooligans were caught on tape by the school’s security cameras and students were rounded up into the gym Mean Girls-style to talk about the problem. Thanks to those kids and their newfangled technologies, they staged a coup by text messaging each other and stormed the doors at 9:30 AM. Blurry cell phone videos were up on Youtube within hours. Our favorite is this one for the commentary and musical score. Points for creativity.
- Colorful Canine. This doesn’t have much to do with us, but in honor of your green commute this morning, we’d also like to welcome New Orleans’ cutest puppy into the world. Because it’s green. We had no idea that this could happen, but it sure makes for some amazing baby pictures.
- Prostitution Crackdown. Metro police made two big prostitution busts yesterday evening and into the early morning hours. Members of a five-person prostitution house were arrested near Murfreesboro Road, and another four were rounded up near Hume Fogg High School after undercover police responded to their Craigslist ads.
- Another Shot at Hannah Montana. Producers for the Hannah Montana movie are holding open casting calls tomorrow morning for adult extras, especially over the age of 50. If you’re interested, then you should head out to the Rivergate Mall’s center court between 10 AM and 2 PM with a 4×6 head shot and a pen. By the way, welcome home Miley!
- Bits and Pieces. Mother-son duo busted for $64K internet scam just in time for Mothers’ Day! … Metro’s Finest put a stop to a late-night crime spree in East Nashville … On a tight budget this year? Win free tickets to Bonnaroo! … More housing protests at the Federal Reserve Building on Rosa Parks Blvd.