Apparently, the teachers at the Maroochydore High School in Queensland, Australia, had reached the end of the line in answering phone calls from concerned parents.
The most surprising part of this “tough love” approach to getting parents to keep their little brats in line? It’s not a real message.
The sarcastic voicemail message has been circulating for several years and has even produced this re-enactment video. Versions of the hoax have it occurring in a school in the Pacific Palisades in California, but it’s the Queensland school that’s stuck with it.
Reporters note that calls to this school are answered by a courteous human being, not an answering machine, so relax and have a laugh at this little bit of wishful thinking.