The newly created Object is always picked in the event which created it, so you have just to set your variable in this event. If you want your "status" to be random you can use the "choose" expression :
choose(a, b [, c...])
Choose one of the given parameters at random. E.g. choose(1, 3, 9, 20) randomly picks one of the four numbers and returns that. This also works with strings, e.g. choose("Hello", "Hi") returns either Hello or Hi. Any number of parameters can be used as long as there are at least two.