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.
15,000 retweets and no art final. PLEASE RETWEET. pic.twitter.com/L9WlZFSkQI
— Total Drew Move™ (@Two_Drew2) May 7, 2014
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.