Now that many schools are choosing to do remote learning, students have to find new ways to prank their teachers. They’ve done so with Zoom kidnapping.
The school year is in full session, with students and teachers adjusting to the new way to doing things. That new way includes a lot of zoom, with students gathering on the video conferencing app for their daily lessons.
At first, the pranks were silly. You know, all fun and games. Students worked together to prank their teachers in adorably creative ways.
Then it got a little scary because people started getting “kidnapped.”
At the beginning of September, Benjamin Tate Holley and his roommates pulled a prank to end all pranks. They staged a kidnapping.
Holley was in a Zoom class when two people — dressed in all black and with their faces covered — entered the room and picked him up and carried him out of the room.
“Benjamin has been removed” #zoom
During the kidnapping, someone filmed the prank and the class’ reactions. Some students let out a gasp, while the professor casually says “Oh my gosh, Benjamin has just been removed by his roommates.” You know, nbd.
The video was uploaded to the TikTok account @zoomnappers, which, as the name implies, was created for the intention of pulling kidnapping pranks.
“Benton has been removed” pt. 2 #zoom @bentonwillis @gpberinger @keelingkennedy
The original video received 27.8 million views and the trend has since gone viral on TikTok, with high school and college students conspire with their families and roommates to scare their teachers and classmates.
We will admit, it’s a pretty clever way to get out of doing something you don’t want to do.