Forging doctor’s notes or faking your parents’ voices on a phone call to the school is so 2010. To get out of class now, teens have upgraded to staging their own kidnappings.
The call is literally coming from inside the house when it comes to these “crimes” because it’s just the student’s siblings, roommates or friends who burst through the door in masks.
In one viral video, a student films a classmate named Tyler innocently sitting at his desk and paying attention to the Zoom lecture. Suddenly, two people in hoodies run into the room and pull Tyler out of his chair before dragging him through the door.
The professor stops talking and then asks the room, “Did you guys just see Tyler get kidnapped?”
As other students laugh into their cameras, the professor sighs and asks, “Do we need to call the police?”
“Clearly tired of Tyler’s s***,” one Reddit user said about the professor’s nonplussed reaction.
“I strive to be as chill as this professor,” another poster added.
Gen Z has really thrived at coming up with creative ideas to get through quarantine. Earlier in July, there was a popular trend on TikTok where high school and college-aged teens took advantage of the mask mandate and dressed up as old people to buy alcohol.
In August when students were starting to readjust to virtual learning, TikTokers came up with a clever way to pretend like they’re paying attention during a Zoom class.
Obviously, all of these ideas are fun to read about but can have bad consequences in practice. Do not stage your own kidnapping.
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