RRISD: Art students can’t get out of final with retweets

ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) – A Round Rock High School student’s plan to get out of his final exam may not work out the way he hoped.

Several media, including ABC News, reported a student named Drew reached a deal with his art teacher that if he gets 15,000 retweets, he and his classmates won’t have to take their final.

However, school officials at Round Rock ISD weren’t amused. In a statement, a district spokeswoman said ABC News should have checked their facts.

JoyLynn Occhiuzzi told KXAN the student who posted the tweet was having fun with national media outlets. He spoke with the principal at Round Rock High School and admitted it was a joke.

“Our local media is committed to working with us to ensure responsible journalism,” said JoyLynn Occhiuzzi. “The art students at Round Rock High School will be taking their final exams at the end of this month.”

Occhiuzzi told KXAN the art teacher in the photo was a “jokster” and that all of the students knew they weren’t getting out of the exam. She went on to say if the teacher is disciplined, that will come from the school principal.

KXAN News reached out to Drew.

“I believe a deal should be honored, ” Drew replied on Twitter. “And I will see that through.”

He later removed that post from Twitter.


KXAN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s