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Javier Colon Says He's Becoming Band Teacher in April Fools Prank

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014  |  Updated 9:01 AM EDT
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April Fools! “The Voice” winner Javier Colon had a laugh Tuesday after convincing fans on Facebook that he was slated to become the next band teacher at the high school he attended in Stratford.

Colon posted a picture of a Bunnell High School newspaper story that claims he’ll take over as band instructor in the fall of 2014.

“Javier is very happy,” an anonymous source alleges in the article. “He feels like he’s gonna be able to make the school so much better in the music department. He’s super excited.”

Colon captioned the photo, “Check out this article! Very excited to say I’ve got a new job!!! This ran in my high school paper today! Stoked!”

The post had received about 1,7000 “likes” by 10:30 p.m., when he broke the news of his trick in a follow-up post.

“April Fools!!!!!!!” he wrote. “That was fun!!!!!!”

Colon continued on to explain, “As much as I would love to teach at my former high school some day, and be able to inspire kids as I was inspired by my music teachers, that day is not yet upon us. I'm still writing,recording and touring and loving every minute of it!”

So, sorry to say, Bunnell students, but Colon won’t be heading home to Stratford just yet.

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