A Public Service Announcement From Boston Daily

1211552926If the ease with which we got a seat on the T these past few days is any indication, many of you elected to take a couple of days off to extend your long Memorial Day weekend. Even some teenagers are taking advantage of the nice weather to skip school and walk along Newbury Street, play Guitar Hero with the windows open, or whatever it is the kids do these days.

But we’d like to remind you high schoolers out there that there’s a right and a wrong way to play hooky, as 14-year-old Alexus Clarke helpfully demonstrated yesterday.

Clarke text-messaged her mother, saying that she was in trouble and being held against her will, when she had decided to hang out with a friend. The girl’s mother reported her missing at about 9:30 a.m., after the McCormack Middle School notified the mother of the absence.

The cardinal rule of skipping school is to never activate the Amber Alert system. Keep it simple kids—say you felt sick and went home. Or hack into the school’s computer system, erase your absences, and joyride around in your friend’s dad’s Ferrari. Whatevs. Just be sure to keep the police out of it.