A Wisconsin school was evacuated after a ‘concerned parent’ mistook a child’s Darth Vader costume for a bulletproof vest, and contacted the police!
It’s reported that the child had dressed-up for Stars Wars Day, prompting a parent to report that they had seen someone in body armour and a mask, carrying a bag.
Police evacuated the Ashaubenon High School in Green Bay and placed a nearby school in lockdown until they realised the true nature of the circumstances.
According to police, the parent was right to employ the saying ‘If you see something, say something’, but that the student would not be punished as it was merely a mistake or ‘lapse in judgement’, given that costumes are not part of the dress code.
Star Wars Day is celebrated on May 4 because of the pun ‘May the 4th be with you’, taken from the phrase May the Force be with you (used to wish people luck in the movies).
Leave a Reply