'Damn, Daniel' teens talk about newfound fame since video went viral

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Riverside Poly High School students spoke out for the first time since they turned into Internet superstars after a video exploded on Twitter and they then fell victim to a dangerous prank. (KABC)

Riverside Poly High School students spoke out for the first time since they turned into Internet superstars after a video exploded on Twitter and they then fell victim to a dangerous prank.

Daniel Lara is depicted in the video, and the voice heard in the video saying "Damn, Daniel" is Josh Holz.

The video has been retweeted more than 300,000 times. Since then, the students have been forced to grow up a little faster than they expected.

"School's a little different, you know we take some photos. We talk to the teachers, you know, they ask about it," Lara said.

Then, an early morning wake-up call from the cops came when someone phoned in a prank call, prompting the SWAT team to show up.


So what are the teens' plans moving forward?

"Probably do some charity work, maybe continue the social media, maybe modeling, commercials," Lara said.

After speaking with Eyewitness News, the teens were asked to spend a few moments with a group of children with autism.

Holz said he sort of misses the days before the viral video, but Lara said he enjoys the newfound fame.

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