OPP are warning kids and parents that some stunts performed for social media are not worth the risk.
The caution came after a group of Exeter teenagers were warned last week by Huron County OPP about their role in a dangerous prank.
On Saturday, police responded to Huron Street West in Exeter after a report of a traffic hazard. A witness told authorities there was a group of at least 15 teens stretched out on the road covered in blankets. As vehicles got close, the youths would get up off the road and run away.
Police found some of the teens at the scene and warned them their chosen activity is dangerous.
“Although the motivation was not confirmed in this incident, it is believed the prank was another ill-thought-out trending social-media challenge,” OPP said in a statement Tuesday, urging parents to remind their kids that getting likes on social media is not worth risking their lives.