A textbook case of mass hysteria/mass psychogenic illness.
Teachers at Mathiba Primary School in Maun had to abruptly end classes last week Friday after students reported seeing a hairy little creature.
Regional Director for North West District in the Ministry of Education and Skills Development, Acro Maseko said that they had to send students back home after Standard 6 and 7 students claimed to have seen ‘a black little hairy creature which resembled a human being.’
Maseko further said that although teachers did not see anything, students screamed and ran amok while others fainted which made it hard for classes to continue with classes on that day.
Ah, yes. It happened around noon. Ten students were taken to a local clinic to be checked out. No harm done. And the school will use prayers and have a meeting with the parents to end such events. They mention bringing in professional councillors, which sounds like an excellent idea. It would be good to know how to nip these events in the bud before they get out of hand.