Chronically tardy and truant high school students in Fall River, Massachusetts may think they're having a nightmare when they are aroused at sunrise on Wednesday by their principal's voice, Reuters reports.

"It's 6:15 and it's Durfee High School calling," booms the voice of Principal Paul Marshall of B.M.C. Durfee High School in a pre-recorded call set to ring through to about 500 of the school's 2,400 students, Vice Principal Ross Thibault said on Tuesday. The so-called "robo-calls" are aimed at rousting the worst-offending sleepyheads from bed and getting them to school on time…

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