Suffolk Public Schools will be hosting its second Parent-Teacher Conference Day of the school year on February 8, 2013. Hopefully none of its students will feel compelled to follow the lead of an 11-year-old boy from the town of Xinzo de Limio, Spain – fake his own kidnapping.
Early on the afternoon of January 21, 2013, the boy sent a text to his father, a Spanish police officer, indicating he had been kidnapped. When the father called the boy’s cell phone, the 11-year-old swore he had been taken while putting out the trash. Further, he stated he was being held in a locked car trunk.
As a result, a nationwide alert was sent across Spain. Additionally, a notification was sent to the police in Portugal in the event the boy was transported across the border.
While home waiting for possible instructions from the kidnappers, the boy’s father noticed a set of keys to another house the family owned was missing. Following a hunch, the father went to that house, searched for and discovered his son.
The would-be kidnapping victim admitted he faked the whole thing because he was afraid of the upcoming parent-teacher conference and was trying to sabotage it.
What some kids won’t do to keep their parents and teachers apart! Weird, huh?