A student impersonated their lecturer and tried to cancel an exam, inspiring Twitter
A university student in Canada tried an audacious way to get out of exams, but definitely did not succeed.
Twitter user Aleli Miranda shared a series of photos showing a fellow student attempting to carry out – and subsequently fail to pull off – the plan.
Captioned “never underestimate what a university student would do to get out of an exam”, Aleli’s tweet was a story in three parts.
First, an email told sociology and criminology students at the University of Manitoba their professor had a “family emergency” and would have to postpone a scheduled test.
The next photo shows when the game was up. From the real Andrew Woolford, it said: “Someone is impersonating me trying to delay the test. The test will happen tomorrow.”
He went on to explain that anyone impersonating a professor can expect a “very strong response” from the university.
The next email said a fake Gmail address was used to enact the pesky plan, with Professor Woolford reiterating that the test was on.
Twitter loved the story – the tweet received over 30,000 retweets.
Most agreed that the email was rumbled because a professor definitely would have left the “Sent from my iPhone” message at the end intact.
As far as we know, the suspect hasn’t been caught.