School makes changes to wrecking ball display after student rides it naked, inspired by Miley Cyrus video

Grand Valley State University has had a pendulum sculpture on campus for years, but after a student was recorded riding it naked to imitate Miley Cyrus' Wrecking Ball video, the campus took it down. (AP photo)
November 13, 2013 5:51:57 AM PST
A college in Michigan is re-installing its wrecking ball sculpture after a prank forced it to put the thing in storage for a while.

Grand Valley State University has had a pendulum sculpture on campus for years, but after a student was recorded riding it naked to imitate Miley Cyrus' Wrecking Ball video, the campus took it down.

At the time, the school claimed it was for scheduled maintenance to the sculpture, but it appears that maintenance was to put up a fence around it and warning signs telling students to stay off.

"I hope they keep their clothes on," said Tim Thimmesch with GVSU. "Second off, were going to have some do not enter signage and if they do, they will be referred to the dean of students office."

The pendulum is expected to be completely installed next month

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