But instead of pulling a few all-nighters like most of her classmates, the Brazilian university student decided to fake her own kidnapping.
She alleged that she had been abducted by three men in the Para capital of Belem, had her wrists tied, and was held in captivity for 24 hours.
Correia then maintained that she had escaped from her abductors and borrowed a phone from a man in the street to call her mother.
The student later admitted she had been hiding at a friend's house the entire time and was afraid to admit to her mother that she hadn't completed her coursework in time because the same thing happened last year.
Undoubtedly her mother is much happier with the potential 6-month prison sentence Correia now faces for the false reporting of a crime.
Let's hope this woman is not studying neuroscience...
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