A Michigan economics professor was caught off guard when his students played an incredibly awkward prank on him this April Fools’ Day.
According to a video that captured the prank, the Aquinas College professor has a policy of requiring students to answer their phones on speaker if they ring in class.
“We arranged to have a friend call on April Fools’ Day,” the video explains.
As planned, a student’s phone rang in class and the professor forced her to answer it on speaker.
“Hi, this is Kevin from the Pregnancy Resource Center,” the individual on the other end of the line said. “Per your request, I am calling to inform you that the test results have come back positive. Congratulations!”
The teacher, visibly stunned, advised the student at that point that she might want to “shut that down.”
After the awkward call, the professor said he wanted to “publicly apologize.”
“Um, that’s OK. I’ve been expecting this and I already know what I’m going to name the baby,” she said. “The first name will be April and the middle name will be Fools.”
The classroom erupted in laughter, with the professor confessing that he was relieved it was a prank.
The video has amassed more than 3.4 million views on YouTube.