State Police Respond to School Bus Prank

Students falsely signaled for help, police say

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    The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round... until they get pulled over by State Police.

    The wheels on the bus go round and round  ... unless stopped by State Police.

    Illinois State Police pulled over a school bus on Monday due to a prank pulled by two students on board, reports The Beacon-News.

    Students from East Aurora High School visited the Holocaust Museum in Skokie on Monday. As teens are prone to do, they got a bit bored on the bus ride back to school and began finding ways to amuse themselves.

    The rabble-rousers came up with the idea of making written signs and holding them up to the bus windows for passing drivers to see, said State Police officials.

    The signs read "Please help us" and "We were kidnapped," police told The Beacon-News.

    And while the teens may have been giggling away at their prank, other drivers on the road weren't laughing. Several concerned commuters called State Police to report the kidnapping.

    Around 2 p.m., State Police pulled the bus over in Aurora, ordered the two pranksters off the bus, and verbally reprimanded them on the side of the road.

    No charges were filed, according to The Beacon-News. However, parents and school administrators were notified, so those laughing students are probably now singing a different tune.

    Matt Bartosik is a Chicago native and a social media sovereign.