Worcester teachers prank students in YouTube video
WORCESTER, Mass. (WHDH) -- Usually students are behind high school pranks, but some local teachers turned the tables.
Hundreds of thousands of YouTube hits later, the prank has gone international.
The teachers that pranked their students at Abby Kelly Foster Charter High School in Worcester didn’t exactly drop it like it's hot, but they had a lot of fun.
“Generally interpretive. I just move how I feel,” said Nik Chisholm, a Literature teacher featured in the video.
The "Every Child Left Behind" production was directed by History teacher Mike Penney. He says it's payback for a student video where students danced behind teachers.
“We just made it for ourselves so we can see it and show it to the students and to have it get this kind of response on YouTube is just incredible,” said Mike Penney, director of the YouTube video.
Right now, more than 400,000 have watched the dancing teachers who bust a move behind clueless students.
The prancing instructors are now famous around the world.
“Contacted by a website from London yesterday wanting to know who some of us were. I got an e-mail from a cupcake company in Chicago today, offered me cupcakes for my dancing skills,” said Chisholm.
“It’s pretty funny seeing our teachers goofing around. School’s usually a lot more serious, so it’s good to see,” said Seth Ruttencutter, a student.
Usually students are the ones pranking teachers, not the other way around. Penney told the kids he was making a documentary. Question is: do these kids have another comeback up their sleeve?
“Possibly. I honestly don’t know now that the teachers did a really, really, nice video. I don’t know if the students will be able to top that,” said Fernando Chapa, a student.
The principal says the students were able to view the “documentary” and it got a lot of laughs.