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Am I evil? No, I’m 4 and left-handed.

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In a “what century is it again?” moment from Oklahoma, a parent of a preschooler must take action against a teacher who thinks being left handed is a sign of evil. Source: Oklahoma Pre-K teacher allegedly calls being left-handed ‘evil’ and ‘sinister’ | KFOR.com A 4-year-old was allegedly forced by his teacher to write with…

Malaysian school disrupted when girls claim to have seen a phantom

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News snippet: A school in Malaysia had a bout with “mass hysteria” last week. The learning session at a secondary school in Pokok Sena, Kedah was interrupted Wednesday when about 30 girls went into hysteria. Source: Pandemonium broke out in Pokok Sena school as pupils are hit by hysteria | Astro Awani It was reported…

Parents complain about wifi in school: I’ll sue ya!

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There are a number of different things going on in this story, none of which are new. Family sues Fay School in Southboro, claims Wi-Fi made son ill. The family of a student at the Fay School in Southboro has filed a lawsuit claiming the school’s strong Wi-Fi signal caused the boy to become ill.…

Could a magic ring cause so much trouble for a boy?

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This story has been circulating for a few days. I held off because I was waiting for more details. None seem to be forthcoming. People are reacting to it but we really do not know both sides of the story. Texas boy suspended after bringing ‘ring of power’ to school – NY Daily News. Tolkien…

Black magic fears in Maldives results in vigilante tree removal

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Old beliefs die hard in Maldives. Masked men break into school to cut down cursed ‘Jinn tree’ | Minivan News. Last night group of masked men broke into Thakandhoo School in Haa Alif atoll after threatening the security guard with a knife in order to cut down what they claimed was a ‘Jinn Tree’ with evil spirits.…

Classes in nonsense: Paranormal investigation school

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This irks me –  courses in ghost hunting. There is nothing wrong with doing whatever in your own time but to put on the guise of instruction for an activity that is more often akin to snipe hunting is ridiculous. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: Classes, groups offer chance to explore the unknown. Leslie Wood teaches a psychic…

Headmaster of school ousted because of goblins

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Yes, it’s Zimbabwe again, the only place I’ve seen where goblins regularly terrorize schools. Villagers say strange occurrences have been ongoing since the early 90s when Mr Moyo joined the school but things got worse last year when the goblins’ antics turned to sexual abuse. Headmaster accused of owning goblins, ordered to leave school VILLAGERS…

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…

Bathroom ghost creates panic in Indian school

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Sounds like the 17th century? Nope, 21st century India. The explanation of mass psychogenic illness hasn’t reached here yet. ‘Havan’ in Tonk school to ward off ‘ghost’ of girl – The Times of India Nearly 170 students of the school have not been attending classes for the past five days after three children fainted here…

Snorting candy: Kids are dumb, some school officials are too

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Yes, kids do stupid things. They always have and always will. But school officials saying dumb things to go along with it is NOT HELPING. Middle school warns snorting Smarties may lead to nasal maggots | wtsp.com. Officials at a Portsmouth Middle School in Rhode Island warned parents last week that they recently became aware…

Unholy spirits and paranormal investigation

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Paranormal investigation (noncredit) classes at local colleges and community centers are fairly ubiquitous. It’s given mainly as a hobby class but what is problematic is that ghosts are assumed to be real and behind some of the phenomena. It’s also presented as a “science.” This one in Wisconsin, however, has attracted the ire of a…

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…

Dowsing for electrosmog. Yes, this story is THAT absurd.

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Pepijn van Erp from The Netherlands tells us about a school that REALLY needs some schooling after they consult a dowser to clean up a school of… Well, it’s just ridiculous. Read on. Dutch School Hires Dowser to Clean up Electrosmog » Pepijn van Erp. The Sacred Heart School in Lemelerveld (a primary school in…

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…

Swaziland school closed after attacks from evil spirits

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The incidents sound suspiciously like night terrors (sleep paralysis). Teachers leave haunted school. A teacher was last in class at Mgotjane Primary School after claiming to have been attacked by evil spirits. This was in April. Gugu Kubheka, who teaches Grade VII, is not the only teacher who has allegedly been attacked by the evil…

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.…

Hiccups probe: Massachusetts psychogenic disorder

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This looks to be a huge probe into some cases of hiccups in Massachusetts . Call in the psychogenic disorder experts. Wide net cast in hiccups probe » Local News » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA. State health officials continue to quietly investigate what may have caused one to two dozen students to exhibit unexplained vocal tics…

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…

Gov. Jindal has an ambitious list of controversies to teach

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This is not a new position for him. He’s always had this view but it’s back in the news since he talked about it on TV again. Louisiana governor: I’ve got no problem with creationism in public schools Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on Friday said he had no problem with creationism being taught in…

JZ Knight’s lawyers ask for inside info from Facebook

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The court case between JZ Knight, who runs the Ramtha School of Enlightenment, (RSE) and former members of the school continues with issues over privacy, free speech and copyright. The original case left the realm about what went on at the school and turned into a defamation case. The Knight legal side has been successful,…

Axe axed because of allergic reAXEtion

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You sort of knew this day would come. High school will be lax on Axe body spray no more after student hospitalized – CSMonitor.com. Freedom High School in Bethlehem says one of its students was recently hospitalized for exposure to Axe Body Spray. Now, officials are asking students to stop using it as a cologne…

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…