If you forgot to do your laundry…
…maybe you had a huge party and your place is a mess…
…and your parents are on their way to visit…
…you can come up with a plan right?
Or you can call in a bomb threat.
That might have been the thought process of a 23-year-old French student.
Clearly, this kid is a genius. 🙄 https://t.co/y6P0FwLsh3— Mark B. (@MarkVonVegas) January 25, 2019
Modern situations require modern solutions— Temporary Rams Fan (@Ryrigger64) January 25, 2019
improvise. adapt. overcome.— mo bamba bin laden (@beatsbydrdad) January 25, 2019
Millennials.... what will they do next!!— Gapper (@TomGapsky) January 25, 2019
The student’s parents were on their way from Lyon to Rennes on January 18th on an easyJet flight. However, after takeoff, the plane had to turn around and land in Lyon again.
A hoax call had been made about a bomb aboard the aircraft.
The fire brigade quickly removed the passengers and looked for the explosive. They didn’t find one.
The passengers, parents included, were able to take off later on a different flight.
I can see doing that for a mother-in-law but not parents.— Road Soda (@MKopechne) January 24, 2019
‘E’ for effort I guess..? 🤷🏼♂️🤦🏼♂️— Matthew 🛩 (@jet__driver) January 25, 2019
Given my own "estranged" relations with my (alleged) biological *family*, is it considered bad-form that I laughed much louder than I should have at this article?🤔😞— Tempvs Frangit (@Hellion1962) January 22, 2019
Particularly in his adoption of a strategy that achieves immediate short-term results, without thinking through the longer-term consequences.— Tom Hamilton (@thhamilton) January 22, 2019
The airline, easyJet said in a statement:
“The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority.”
After an investigation into the hoax call, police were able to track down the man who made the threat. He has been arrested and if found guilty, could spend up to five years in prison. Translated from French, the official statement read:
“The perpetrator of the hoax has been identified.”
A public prosecutor said in a statement:
“It was a 23-year-old student who did not wish that his parents, who had seats on board this plane, join him in Rennes.”
His hearing is set for May 22nd, with a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of €75,000 ($85,500) for the fake bomb threat. Until his hearing, the student is not allowed near any airport.
Now he/she needs the parents to post bail, right?— Independent Politico (@2050Committee) January 25, 2019
Teen calls parents for bail money— eleutheromaniac⭐⭐⭐🇺🇸🦅 (@blujkts) January 24, 2019
Well....u might not be able to see anyone in the coming 24 months young man— Anarchist Nazi (@ywakrahS) January 24, 2019
This is only the latest in the news of fake bomb threats.
Earlier this month, the owners of a Nest security camera were receiving what they though were official warnings of a nuclear strike on the U.S., but ended up being a prank played by someone who had their password.
In Lake Zurich, a 9-year-old boy called in a bomb threat as a prank to a Walmart. The store was evacuated, and the child was tracked down.
Due to his age, no charges were filed, but authorities encouraged the parents to explain the severity of his actions to the child.