First we were treated to viral videos of bored adolescents munching Tide Pods. Then they moved on to condom snorting because why not? Now, though, in post-Parkland Florida, those kookie kids have come up with something much more exciting.
David Hogg’s contemporaries have taken to phoning in false reports of school shootings. The latest prankster, from Deltona Middle School just north of Orlando, even went to the trouble of including video showing running feet for a little added authenticity.
The 14-year-old boy is one of more than 30 Volusia County students who have been charged with felonies related to false reports of school violence since the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
Did you catch that? Thirty in Volusia County alone. It seems a good bet that it’s happening in other counties in the Sunshine State, too.
The Deltona student sent a message to a friend that said, “Schoil (sic) shooting much scared plz (sic) pray,” according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. He told a school resource deputy he did it as a prank, and he didn’t want to dispel the rumor for several hours because he wanted others to think the supposed shooting was happening in real time.
Nice kid. Fortunately, the school year is almost over. Maybe the thrill of this pastime will fade over the Summer vacation. Anyone want to guess what the little skulls full of mush will try to pull when they return in August?