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School district goes into lockdown due to 'Bigfoot' roaming the grounds

By T.K. Randall
May 7, 2024 · Comment icon 5 comments
Bigfoot walking through the forest.
Something strange was roaming the school grounds. Image Credit: Bing AI / Dall-E 3
The Firelands Local School District in Ohio was locked down earlier this month for a very strange reason indeed.
Students and teachers alike couldn't quite believe what they were seeing last Wednesday when an apparent Sasquatch made an appearance outside the school building.

Covered from head to toe in thick brown hair, the unexpected visitor attracted a great deal of attention as it ran past classroom windows.

Its presence prompted school authorities to lock the area down and students were ushered indoors.

According to Firelands Superintendent Michael Von Gunten, 'Bigfoot' had left its vehicle in one of the nearby parking lots before crossing the campus grounds.
"The school day was negatively impacted and although lockdown drills are practiced regularly, the situation caused understandable concern and disruption," he said.

"While some people may make light of the situation, the fact remains that we cannot waver from the side of safety. This individual induced panic on our campus and this type of behavior will not be tolerated."

It later transpired that the hairy visitor had in fact been a parent of one of the students who had decided to dress up as Bigfoot as part of some sort of prank.

School officials were evidently not too amused by the stunt, but the students found it hilarious.

Several of them ended up recording the incident and posting the footage up on Facebook.

Source: Boston 25 News | Comments (5)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Bendy Demon 1 month ago
Gotta keep up the scare mongering to keep the kids in line and prevent them from having even the mildest sense of humor. Next thing you know someone passes by and in a monotone voice says "ooggly boogly" and the entire school will be locked down.
Comment icon #2 Posted by sanchez710 1 month ago
Comment icon #3 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats 1 month ago
Ohh can you IMAGINE the havoc one white man, making a “gun finger” motion will cause?! SWAT at the very least will be needed. And months of counselling. 
Comment icon #4 Posted by Cho Jinn 1 month ago
They should cancel finals!  I bet the students “can’t even.”
Comment icon #5 Posted by Crabby Kitten 8 days ago
Wow top Cryptid story and this parent should  be careful they didn't get shot at by hunters. 

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