Student Pulls Ultimate April Fool's Joke On College Professor

April Fools’ Day goes back for centuries, and has long been used as an opportunity for members of the lower class to get a small measure of revenge against members of the upper class (like teachers). The idea of using some kind of a practical joke to humble even the rich and proud is an effective method of allowing societal pressures to blow off and help maintain the social structure (even if it is unfair on many levels).

April Fools' jokes run the gamut from eyebrow lifting to positively hilarious, with a few foolish and scary pranks thrown in for good measure. Almost all of the best April Fools' Day jokes, however, have an element of surprise and disguise that somehow distracts the victim long enough to let the prank unfold to the punchline.

These days we are seeing a lot more April Fools' jokes being recorded and posted on social media due to the ubiquity of phone cameras. In this video clip from April Fools' Day 2016, we saw how a student uses a professor's strict no-phone policy to pull off the ultimate April Fools' joke in class. The prank was filmed and posted on social media, and has now been viewed by millions of people.

Professor Stephen Barrows, an economics professor at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich., is notorious around campus for his policy when it comes to phones in class. Any time a phone rings, the offending party must answer the call on speaker phone.

In the video clip, you can see Prof. Barrows giving student Taylor Nefcy the go-ahead to answer her ringing phone, telling her, "You have to answer it!"

So the student obeys her professor and answers the phone, only to hear a recorded message come though the speaker phone so that everyone in the class could hear it:

"Hi, this is Kevin from the Pregnancy Resource Center. Per your request, I am calling to inform you that the test results have come back positive. Congratulations."

At that point, you can see Barrow's face changes and you can see his worry about Nefcy's embarrassment, so he tells her she can go ahead and turn the speaker off, but the message continues.

"There is no need to worry," the message continues. "I know you told us the father is no longer in the picture, but we will be in contact with you throughout this whole process, so don't worry about anything. We provide counseling and other maternity services at no charge."

After the call ends, Barrow gets up in front of the class and says he'd like to publicly apologize to this student for what just happened.

"That's okay," Nefcy answers Barrows with a big grin on her face. "I've been expecting this and I already know what I'm going to name the baby. Her first name will be April and her middle name will be Fools." You can feel the tension in the class evaporate as the professor and the rest of the class breaks out into laughter.

"I will treasure that," Barrow said, laughing and wiping his eyes after the punch line. "You can't understand the internal relief."

Source: Today, Daily Wire
Photo: YouTube, Fox 17

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