New Jersey teen rolls into high school prom in hearse and casket

Tuesday May 9th, 2017

Talk about making an entrance.

Megan Flaherty, a student at Pennsauken High School, decided to eschew the traditional prom entrance of limo or fancy car and instead showed up in a wooden coffin, complete with her own hearse. In the video that's quickly going viral, Flaherty's date Stephen Caldwell and family friend Dennis McGee are seen opening the back of a hearse and unloading a casket. 

Doing her best Undertaker impression, Flaherty then rises out of the casket (holding flowers and wearing a bright blue dress) as fellow students watching burst into applause. 

The scene, though unusual by prom standards, actually makes sense because Flaherty hopes to become a funeral director after college.

"She just really took to it," her mom Susan told NJ.com about her daughter's career aspirations. "She thought it was an honorable thing and an honorable way to make a living."

Flaherty's brother, who does not plan on becoming a funeral director, was also at the prom. He did not arrive in a hearse.

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