A cheeky student has been spotted ‘flipping the bird’ in an official government booklet for parents of children completing year 12.

The Queensland Department of Education document, which was released last month, pictures three students huddled over a Bunsen burner on the front cover.

At first glance, it appears to be an innocent photo, but on closer inspection, the boy on the right can be seen making an obscene hand gesture.

The official document is supposed to be a practical guide for senior schooling, with information on subjects and courses, assessments and end of year exams.

While it remains unclear whether the gesture was intended to be a subtle prank or not, the official snap has since gone viral after it was shared on Reddit.


Oops! Someone could be in big strife for not proofing that cover very well.

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  • I don’t think there was anything to it.


  • I never would have noticed that if I didn’t read the article. I doubt many people would.


  • Oh that is so hilarious! It’s a brochure about school and kids and education, sometimes this is what you get when raising kids. The hilarious reality of parenthood, I don’t think they should change it


  • I feel sorry for the person who signed off on it.


  • Oh that was so so deliberate! I think someone might be gunna get in trouble. Totally worth it knowing it not only made it past printing, but through distribution.


  • OMG!! I needed a good laugh today


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