MARTINSVILLE, TX (KTRE) - It was a sea of red, white and blue at Martinsville ISD on Thursday as the school decided to pull a prank on their principal Monty Pepper.
"There were Texas Logos on the sidewalk, and there were students out front to welcome me in when I got here this morning." Pepper said.
Principal Pepper is not a Rangers fan.
"I'm not a Rangers fan, I was as a child, but I converted to being an Angels fan and so you know there's a lot of banter through the baseball season."Pepper said.
Pepper has been talking a big game and joking with his faculty and students throughout the season.
And finally one faculty member said enough is enough.
Math teacher Teresa Yarberry said the idea just came to her one day.
"Basically what I did was ramrodded a super Texas fan day at Martinsville." Yarberry said.
The school banded together to help decorate the principal's office with streamers, posters, balloons and other Texas Rangers memorabilia.
"Of course they're number one in the American league West, so they just had a good time with it and I certainly enjoyed it." Pepper said.
The school also held a pep rally where they gave him black roses to mourn the Angel's loss this season, made him take photos on the wall of shame and even spruced up his parking spot a bit.
Junior High English teacher and the principal's wife Derenda Pepper said he got what was coming to him.
"It was great the whole student body participated, we sent out an email to the teachers that said get everybody to wear your rangers gear and everybody be ready because we're doing a prank on Mr. Pepper and it's been great. Derenda said.
And the fun didn't stop there. Students continued to lightly joke with their principal throughout the day.
"You know it's funny the kids are subtly doing that, I guess because they're afraid I don't know how I'm going to take it." Monty said.
One thing's for certain revenge is sweet for Martinsville ISD.
"Be careful what you say to people and about their sports teams because you never know when it may come back and bite you." Yarberry said.