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Student's April Fool's Joke on Teacher Goes Viral

Student pulls prank in class, and the teacher's reaction is priceless

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    Extra credit belongs to this student who stayed in character throughout a caught-on-camera April Fool's prank that has since gone viral.

    The student pranked her macroeconomics teacher, Professor Stephen Barrows, last week at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich. At the center of the joke was the teacher's in-class policy: If a student's phone rings, the call must be answered on speakerphone.

    Per the policy (and the joke), when the female student's phone rang, she answered. Here's what the class heard:

    "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."

    A clip of the prank shows the teacher clearly looking concerned at this point. He can be heard telling the student she can turn off the phone.

    "There is no need to worry," the caller says. "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."

    As the teacher moves to publicly apologize to the student, she plays it cool.

    "That's okay," she says. "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."

    The class erupts into laughter, right along with the professor. The prank had since garnered more than 4 million YouTube views by Monday afternoon.