These Kids Got Out Of Finals Thanks To Twitter (Sort Of)

BuzzFeed tried to help out students making retweet deals with their teachers. Did it work?

Last Friday, we discovered kids who were using Twitter to try to get out of finals by cutting deals with teachers for retweets. BuzzFeed wanted to help them out and encouraged readers to give them retweets. Let’s see if it actually worked!

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1. These kids also earned the right to no finals, but no confirmation on if it was honored.

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2. This coach promised he wouldn’t give a final if he got 1,000 RTs. But he deleted the tweet >:O

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Looks like it was a scam!! Boooooo

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3. These kids successfully got 5,000 RTs:

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Whoops - looks like we were already too late.

Damn that final shit been over stop retweeting it please lmao

— MIRANDA△ (@rae__swizzle)
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4. These kids successfully won the right to do a rap project instead of taking a final exam…

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But the teacher somehow made the rap project HARDER than an actual final!

@katienotopoulos no :/ Our teacher made it harder than the actual final so we basically made the final easier. It wasn't totally in vain

— Milo Ortiz (@DaFlyanHawaiian)
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@katienotopoulos some people still did the rap video though

— Milo Ortiz (@DaFlyanHawaiian)
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Either they’re really crummy rappers, or that class is really easy.

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5. This kid’s tweet earned him the right to no finals, but his subsequent tweets are just about how much he loves his girlfriend and don’t mention the bet. Verdict is still out on this one.

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6. 1,000 RTs successfully obtained so they can use open notes and partners for the final. Then the teacher upped the ante: 5,000 and no final at all (they didn’t make it to 5K):

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At least the teacher stood by his word on this. However, it’s just for HEALTH CLASS, which everyone knows is the easiest anyway.

@katienotopoulos the exam is either Wednesday or Thursday and it's for health! I'm positive we'll all ace it!

— hannah mccune (@xohannahmccune)
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7. These kids get 1,000 RTs thanks to BuzzFeed, and earned themselves a pizza party. The teacher even tweeted it:

Congratulations 3rd period!! #PizzaPartyMonday

— Brittany Brown (@Ms_BrittanyB)
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Sadly, the pizza place in Cypress, Texas wasn’t open early enough, so she got donuts and kolaches. Ms. Brown, you are an A+++ teacher!

Here is the pizza party turned donut and kolache party my 3rd period earned with 1,000+ RTs!!#MsBrownsStudentsRock

— Brittany Brown (@Ms_BrittanyB)
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Congrats to the class of 2014!!!!!

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