Boy, 6, Writes Amateur Forged Note; Outsmarts School
6-year-old Gannon Farley decided to be extra creative in school by forging a letter from his parents to get him out of the after-school program. Despite using a highlighter pen and finger painting paper, as well as having multiple spelling errors, his school still accepted the excuse letter.
First-grader Gannon wanted to go home to play with his Wii, instead of staying longer in school. With his trusty highlighter at hand, the little boy decided to lie and make his excuse letter, ‘Dery [dear] Mrs. Trotty [Trottier]. Gannon is not going to the prgrogm [program].’
Instead of rejecting the note outright, the teacher sent Gannon to the school secretary for approval. The secretary tried to verify the note by calling Gannon’s mom Amie Nay, but she couldn’t reach her.
So in a quick decision, the school sent the boy home.
The worried mom received a phone call from the coordinator to confirm that Gannon didn’t show up to the after-school program. And after hours of frantically looking for her son, a neighbor called Amie to say that Gannon showed up to his house.
After relief settled in, the mom got frustrated after looking at the excuse letter that started it all, “I looked at it and I said to the principal, ‘You’re kidding me right, really? This was accepted as a legitimate note?’”
“It terrifies me to think that he managed to outsmart your administration,” she also added.
As for the smart but naughty boy, Gannon promises that he won’t be forging any more notes. “I lied. I was not really thinking anything,” he said. “I was just writing the note, I was focusing on writing the note.”
The school is further investigating the situation.