This Can’t go on
I must inform the law
Can this still be real
Or just some crazy dream
-“Number of the Beast” by Iron Maiden
Here we go again…
Students at Pisgah High School are being kept inside all day after a rumor sparked by a threat made it on to the Web site, myspace.com.
“We had word that circulated about somebody that was going to come here and commit a crime,” Principal Danny Miller said Tuesday afternoon.
Miller said the school was not on lockdown, but was following a pre-determined safety plan.
School officials located the source of the rumor. Miller said it involved an adult from out-of-town who made no reference to Haywood County or Pisgah High School.
The rumor began after a Pisgah student talked to someone on myspace.com who mentioned that June 6, 2006, might be a good day to miss school. The date, 06-06-06, was presented as a time when satanic groups could become active. School officials couldn’t discern how that date sparked rumors about potential events taking place at the school today.
I’m glad that the school was prepared and I’d rather have a school over-react than under-react but come on. We can’t lock down every school at the mere mention of 666. But I wouldn’t be surprised if some idiot did try something on that date. I’ll be glad when it’s 6/7/06.