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Fears of alien threat result in arrest

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He was saying “It’s aliens.” Trenton man faces charges in ‘alien invasion’ school threat | NJ.com. A Trenton man is facing charges of false public alarm after he allegedly tried to call in an alien invasion to the county’s special services school district twice in nine days, police said. It was unclear why [Dennis] Morris…

UFO crash scene used to inspire school children

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An admitted hoax from the get-go but the reason behind it is “creative”. UFO crashes into North Harringay primary school playground – News – Tottenham Journal. The saucer-shaped intergalactic craft was found half-buried in the tarmac at North Harringay primary school in Falkland Road. A forensic officer was spotted inspecting the UFO while police closely…

Examination phobia triggers “demons” in Namibia school

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A clear case of mass psychogenic illness… allAfrica.com: Namibia: ‘Demons Invade’ St Theresia Junior Secondary School Hostel. PANIC befell students at St Theresia Junior Secondary School hostel at Tses after 20 pupils on Sunday afternoon suffered from epileptic type of attacks, triggering fears of demons. The Karas education regional director, Awebahe Hoeseb, yesterday confirmed the…

N.Y. attorney general trying to trump Trump on his “university”

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Some people just aren’t great teachers. N.Y. attorney general suing Trump’s school for fraud – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs. New York’s attorney general accused Donald Trump in a lawsuit Saturday of defrauding students who studied at the billionaire mogul’s investment institute, though Trump’s representative said a large majority of the school’s alumni were…

Want to get off of school? Pretend to be possessed.

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A case of possession in the Philippines or something more cerebral? School officials suspend classes over ‘evil spirits’ – Inquirer News. Classes were suspended Thursday at Isaac Lopez Integrated School in Mandaluyong City after around 20 students aged between 12 and 16 started acting strangely—screaming, crying, fainting and convulsing—prompting claims that they were possessed by evil spirits.…

Teacher, teacher, there’s a hairy creature!

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A textbook case of mass hysteria/mass psychogenic illness. HAIRY CREATURE SIGHTING DISTURBS CLASSES | The Voice. 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…

A harsh lesson in Community Immunity

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Western PA school district gets tough with kids who lack varicella vaccination. Norwin High School students to miss prom over chickenpox vaccination | Westmoreland Co. News – WTAE Home. It’s the time for senior prom, the countdown to the last day of school and for graduation. But at Norwin High School, 33 students were told…

Michigan schools close over Friday doomsday rumors

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Not surprising. But very concerning. Mayan end-of-world rumors prompt Michigan officials to close 33 schools – U.S. News. More than 30 Michigan schools closed for the holidays two days early, in part because the Mayan calendar predicts the world will end on Friday, an official said. Matt Wandrie, superintendent for Lapeer Community Schools, said doomsday…

Doomsday rumors compel school attack. Different ending in China.

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Eerie. But this had a different ending. China says stabber affected by ‘doomsday rumors’. Officials say a man who went into a school in central China and stabbed 23 children last week was “psychologically affected” by doomsday predictions. Min Yongjun is suspected of going into an elderly woman’s house Friday morning and stabbing her with…

Afghan school poisonings show hallmark of mass hysteria

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Fear in the classrooms: is the Taliban poisoning Afghanistan’s schoolgirls? – Asia – World – The Independent. Hundreds of Afghan schoolchildren have been admitted to hospital in the past six weeks after falling victim to what appears to be six separate major poison attacks. Three alleged attacks have occurred in northern Takhar province in the…

Syfy bringing “School Spirits” to television

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Syfy Orders Six Episodes of “School Spirits” |. Syfy orders six, one-hour episodes of the new unscripted series School Spirits from executive producers Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Apprentice) and Seth Jarrett (Celebrity Ghost Stories). The project will tell true ghost stories of hauntings that have happened at schools across the country. The stories will be…