Romney on childhood prank: ‘Back in high school I did some dumb things’

Mitt Romney said Thursday that “back in high school I did some dumb things” but insisted that the prep school pranks chronicled in a news story were never intended to target gay students specifically.

“They talked about the fact that I played a lot of pranks in high school, and they described some that, boy, you just say to yourself, ‘Back in high school,’ you know, ‘I did some dumb things.’ If anyone was hurt by that or offended by that, obviously, I apologize. But overall, high school years were a long time ago,” Romney said on the “Kilmeade & Friends” radio program.

According to the report in The Washington Post, Romney took part in a prank that involved pinning down and cutting the hair of a new student who had found himself the target of ridicule “for his nonconformity and presumed homosexuality.”

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