BTS‘s Jungkook is one of the most famous graduates from School of Performing Arts (SOPA) in Seoul. SOPA is the alma mater to hundreds of idols. In a recently published video interview, one of Jungkook’s schoolmates, a junior called Choi Hyejeong, shared an incident that happened during his graduation ceremony.

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Jungkook had so many fans that whenever he showed up at school, it was common for the hallways to be crowded. However, this posed a problem especially during his graduation. All the entrances and exits were way too crowded to be used smoothly.

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Upon the news of his arrival at the ceremony, many reporters and fans present gathered around him.

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The students of SOPA acted quickly upon their teacher’s orders and started to form a human barricade to protect the star. Hyejeong shared that she linked hands with two complete strangers to block fans from intruding into the walkway.

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The human barricade had to continue for most of the graduation ceremony to let the graduates sit in peace.

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Her schoolmate also shared that many fansites would rest their huge cameras on the shoulders of the students forming the barricade to get good shots.

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In order to protect the idols’ privacy, the student council staff would use their thumbs to swipe across the lens. This would create a fingerprint, preventing the fansites from getting clear photos easily.

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In the end, one of the teachers grabbed Jungkook’s arm and steered him through the crowd to his destination.

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Fans can get a little rowdy at times, so it’s a relief that Jungkook’s schoolmates were so willing to help! Jungkook graduated from SOPA in 2017.

Check out the full video below!