High schooler 'regrets' accepting dare to jump into shark tank at California aquarium

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="A high school junior appeared remorseful and apologetic after he jumped into a shark tank at the&nbsp;Living Coast Discovery Center in&nbsp;Chula Vista, Calif., for what he says was a “dare” and a “bet.”” data-reactid=”16″>A high school junior appeared remorseful and apologetic after he jumped into a shark tank at the Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista, Calif., for what he says was a “dare” and a “bet.”

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Montgomery High School student was captured on video jumping into a shark tank in exchange for cash and a designer belt. He told Fox 5, “I regret it, I didn’t think of the consequences that were going to happen, and I realize it was very dangerous now that I did it.”” data-reactid=”17″>The Montgomery High School student was captured on video jumping into a shark tank in exchange for cash and a designer belt. He told Fox 5, “I regret it, I didn’t think of the consequences that were going to happen, and I realize it was very dangerous now that I did it.”

While administrators did not immediately respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment, Sweetwater Union High School District officials told Fox 5 that the incident was “unfortunate and regrettable.” They also clarified that supervisors were present during the trip, but not at the exhibit where the student pulled a Henry Winkler and jumped the shark.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Living Coast Discovery Center&nbsp;said in a statement that “we are disappointed and saddened by this unfortunate incident but are thankful that no animals or guests were injured.”” data-reactid=”19″>The Living Coast Discovery Center said in a statement that “we are disappointed and saddened by this unfortunate incident but are thankful that no animals or guests were injured.”

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The teenager, who remains anonymous, told the outlet that he is looking forward to making it up to the center by performing a required 30 hours of community service.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="“An apology to the center that I shouldn’t have done that and I’m sorry for doing that and I hope to make it up some way,” he said. “I’m looking forward to helping them out after what I did. I want to apologize to all the chaperones there and all the teachers that were there, making them look bad. I regret it.”” data-reactid=”21″>“An apology to the center that I shouldn’t have done that and I’m sorry for doing that and I hope to make it up some way,” he said. “I’m looking forward to helping them out after what I did. I want to apologize to all the chaperones there and all the teachers that were there, making them look bad. I regret it.”

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