School Robocalls Late Kids at 6:30am

Sleepy and cranky?! It's time to rise and shine!
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2011 10:13 AM CDT
Marshalltown High School sophomore Ethan Lampman, 16, plays tennis near the school, Monday, May 4, 2009. Marshalltown is instituting wake-up calls for chronically late students.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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(Newser) – As if having to get up in the morning, five mornings a week, wasn't burdensome enough on the teenage soul, it just got worse. One Iowa high school is upping the annoying ante, notes Sam Biddle at Gizmodo, by introducing automated wakeup calls. Chronically late kids will get a chirpy call at the "godawful" hour of 6:30am, telling them, "Good morning from Marshalltown High School. It's time to get up and enjoy the day." Added bonus: The message tells students when their first-period class starts. We suppose there's always silent mode. (Read more strange stuff stories.)

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