Ok, now the only reason that I post this is because they have been doing this forever! First of all, they do not SEAL the door shut. They simply place a piece or 2 of tape on the door,where it opens. That way they can tell if the kids have left the room after curfew.
When my daughter was in middle school, they went to a convention for two days. A couple of girls in another room decided to sneak out after the chaperones had gone to bed. They were out all night! Not only were they just 14 but they spent the entire evening roaming around a hotel full of strangers. PLUS they hung out with the security guard who gave them CANDY! The parents, of course, did not fault their precious children because God knows that they are too young to know any better. They fully expected the chaperone to be up 24/7 watching them.
I'm also sure that the boy panicked at the thought of not being able to