On Wednesday, most students will head back to school but not those in Giles County. They were suppose to return to class but school was canceled after an online article raised concerns about safety.
The article is entitled: The Next School Massacre Target?”. It’s posted on a website that caters to conspiracy theories and UFOs.
“We have to take this as serious information,” says Giles County Sheriff Morgan Millirons.
The article connects the Colorado movie theater shooting to last month’s shooting in Connecticut and then to Narrows.
The author uses a scene in the latest Batman movie that shows a map of attack sites. One is called Sandy Hook, the other is Narrows. The author writes that it’s plausible schools in Narrows, Virginia might be in danger.
Here is a link to the video news report.
Unfortunately, the original article at http://revelationnow.net/2012/12/18/the-next-school-massacre-target/ is NOT accessible due to site suspension (unknown why it was suspended – traffic or the potential consequences of the post) but it became unavailable about 20 minutes before this article was posted. (12:05 EST) Therefore, I can’t read it directly.
The “Narrows” mentioned in the piece, from the Batman movies, is a fictional island in Gotham River. The person speculating on this connection to the Narrows elementary school in Giles County VA is relating a conspiracy theory that the movie The Dark Night Rises contains clues or messages about events that took place (Aurora shooting, then Sandy Hook) and the next shooting (Narrows).
Let’s pause for a minute here: Aurora, Sandy Hook, Narrows. Not uncommon place names. They appear all over the U.S. To consider this theory as plausible, we must implicate Christopher Nolan as well as relating all these events together regardless of their potential other motives. Then, we scare ourselves witless.
This is a case of looking for patterns and finding some where there really is none. Sure, one school closing is no big deal but it’s not hard to figure out that more and more of these “threats” will be interpreted and interfere with our day to day lives. Over what? The baseless ramblings of conspiracy theorists.
Tip: Jeb Card