WTVC News Channel 9 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, interrupted their regular Twitter timeline on Tuesday with a message for some pranksters in the neighborhood. On January 19th, a kid DMed the station claiming to represent the school board, and then asked the news channel to report that the district's schools would be closed because of snow.
New York Magazine got in touch with WTVC's web director, who explained, “This DM was so obviously from a kid, there was never any doubt. Our entire newsroom thought it was hilarious. As most kids do, she used pseudonyms for her Twitter handles—I don't know what her actual name is.”
WTVC gets non-prank messages about snow days from kids all the time, so the station has learned to speak in memes and jokes, a language they will understand: