Richard Henry Lee Elementary School in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, was evacuated this morning because of a crazy cat on the loose. Students were sent home once the wild creature was spotted roaming the halls. Animal control workers were not able to catch the cat, and school was closed so that traps could be set inside.
If this happened years ago at my elementary school, it would have been a tale for the ages. All classes were evacuated, and school closed for the day at 9:45 a.m. Sure, parents may be irritated that they have to leave work early and pick up their kids because of this “emergency” — but come on, people, a cat is on the loose!
Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I still think this is an inside job. Some sneaky kid probably brought their cat to school and let it loose during the middle of a lesson. Their plan worked perfectly when the cat went apeshit and scared everyone out of the building. Even more suspiciously, this earns the kids a four-day weekend as Monday is Labor Day.
I know that school evacuation should not be taken lightly, but I just can’t get myself to take this seriously. Though parents and teachers are likely irritated that their day was ruined by a crazy little cat, we can all be thankful that this school closing wasn’t related to a bigger issue. Kids get Friday off, and the cat gets to learn. Everybody wins.
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