NBC Philadelphia called on a local school, St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia, for their reaction to the choice of the new pope yesterday.

As school president Rev George W Bur, S.J. is quizzed by the news anchor in the studio – “it’s a very exciting day,” he says – a boy in the background just behind licks his finger, and sticks it in the ear of one of his classmates in front of him.

While he and his wet-eared friend manage to keep their calm and a straight face, the boy next to them starts to smirk uncontrollably.

The clip has gone viral, the world has judged his prank to be pure class, but now the kid in question is facing suspension for his antics, it is reported.

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