PSA: Don’t Snapchat and balcony-hop on a high-rise building

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Teenagers make stupid decisions every hour of every day. But teenagers who have finished with their 12th-grade exams and are looking to party for a week make excruciatingly dumb decisions that could easily kill them.

For some reason, balcony-hopping has become the latest trend for Australians who are partying during Schoolies Week, a country-wide celebration for high school seniors who are set to graduate.

This video released Sunday, taken from Snapchat, was the one to first make waves.

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It led to an immediate warning from the Queensland police.

So, how dangerous is balcony-hopping? Here’s one example of what balcony hopping actually looks like, taken from a 2013 YouTube video.

In 2011, a 20-year-old fell to his death while planking on a balcony during Schoolies Week, and a 17-year-old girl was killed in 2012 after a fall from a balcony.

Hopefully, nobody suffers the same fate because they wanted to hop from balcony to balcony instead of using, I don’t know, the hotel’s hallway.

H/T Mashable

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