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.
It led to an immediate warning from the Queensland police.
#GCSchoolies2016 Make good decisions – avoid high risk activity such as balcony hopping or taking dangerous drugs. Look out for your mates— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) November 20, 2016
So, how dangerous is balcony-hopping? Here’s one example of what balcony hopping actually looks like, taken from a 2013 YouTube video.
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.