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Tennessee Students Launch Elaborate Prank, Try to Fool TV Station Into Announcing Snow Day

By Mitchell Trinka | January 21, 2016

Tricksters looking to score a day off from school attempted a feat of impersonation that even famous fraudster Frank Abagnale would find hard to pull off.
The digitally-savvy charlatans took to social media late Tuesday, falsely portraying themselves as Tennessee school officials in an attempt to fool Chattanooga's WTVC News Channel 9 into announcing inaccurate school cancellations for the next day.
The news station’s retort? Nice try, kids.

Even as the pranksters tried to take matters into their own hands, other students were barraging the news outlet with questions about potential closures:

Ironically enough, just a day later, the kids ultimately got what they wanted:

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