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This Teen Wouldn't Stop Talking In His Physics Class So His Dad Surprised Him

"My parents threatened me so much with this."

Posted on May 8, 2017, at 5:50 p.m. ET

This is Bradley "Brad" Howard. He's a 17-year-old from Texas.

Brad Howard

And this is his dad, also named Bradley, who also goes by Brad.

Brad Howard

Brad (the teen) was recently ~misbehaving~ in his physics class. "I like to talk a lot, and so my teacher kept emailing my dad about it," he told BuzzFeed News.

His dad told BuzzFeed News that Brad "likes to be the life of the party, which gets him in trouble from time to time."

His dad responded with a threatening promise. "For some reason I said, 'Hey, if we get another call I'm going to show up in school and sit beside you in class,'" Dad Brad said.

Unfortunately for Teen Brad, that call came. "Friday is my only day off, so my wife wakes me up and says, 'Brad, it’s time for you to go to school.' I thought, Oh no, what have I done?" the dad said.

Brad Howard

"I didn't even notice him until after I had said hi to all of my friends, but I was super shocked," the teen said on finding his dad waiting for him by his desk.

“I was a bit nervous being there among the teenagers," said the dad. The high school experience was really a lot for the father. “Mentally I hadn’t prepared to go into a situation like that," he said.

Brad Howard

He said his son's friends seemed to enjoy it. “I think they had a good time. Especially knowing that Bradley was put in an uncomfortable situation."

The teen's sister posted evidence of the visit from the family's group chat and people found it really funny.

My dad told my brother if he got another call from the physics teacher complaining he would go sit in his class..da…

@mollih04 @BradHowardII_8 hahahahahahaha shut up! i love this

Some people really related to the threat.

My parents threatened me so much with this

My parents would threaten all the time.

And someone else went through the same thing.

My mom did this once in 4th grade and I was HORRIFIED

"Greatness!" said another person. "This is just good parenting."

@mollih04 @BradHowardII_8 Greatness! This is just good parenting.

The dad said that the physics teacher was grateful — but he's not looking to babysit his son in the future. “I pray it was a one-time thing," he said. "I don’t think I’d ever do it again.”

Brad Howard

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.