Director of Schools warns of hoax terrorism threat post made on prank website

A hoax news post announcing that “All United States School’s (sic) will be closed next week” is making the rounds on social media.
Hardin County Director of Schools Michael Davis said Thursday the hoax appears to be spreading, and it eventually made its way to him. To be clear, there are no plans to close local schools the first week of February.
The fake news post has an image of nationwide average test scores and a one sentence comment: “All schools of the United States will be closed next week due to suspicious terrorist activity.”
The post was created on a website billing itself as a site where visitors can “create a prank & trick your friends!” It allows visitors to type whatever they want for a headline and story, and submit an image.
The site then creates a stylistically realistic news story which can be posted on several social media sites with the click of a button, and then shared by anyone who reads it.
Posts from the prank site carry a website address of “channel45news.com.”

14 Comments

  1. Kilei on January 31, 2020 at 6:51 am

    We should be out because I hate school

    • Ariana on January 31, 2020 at 8:38 am

      Well its not a factor of liking schools its a decision of life do you like living good and having money to keep that life style? If your answer is yes then you need to have an education to obtain a career that will provide for you that life style if your answer is no and you conside haveing a min.wage job that cant pay your rent in full,living a check to check life in which is still not enough for your expences than lovely let schools close be happy enjoy it w/o a worry.

      • Noah on January 31, 2020 at 3:44 pm

        Well what if I want to be a gambler/stripper

      • Keanu Kono on February 1, 2020 at 12:44 am

        So you’re saying if an entrepreneur thats built on creativity and innovation were to leave school and make a business they would fail completely and make a minimum wage jobs their rest of their life? Yes some will fail, but I will tell you that the United States, no the entire world economy depends on entrepreneurs and if you shut down a damn person before thinking again… You might as well be working a minimum wage job.

      • Seymour Buhts on February 1, 2020 at 12:58 am

        Ok boomer

        • Angel on February 3, 2020 at 1:14 pm

          *like button inserted here* *click*

      • Reid on February 1, 2020 at 8:22 pm

        Don’t they teach you how to use commas in school?

      • Ivy on February 3, 2020 at 12:34 pm

        Many kids don’t care anymore to the point where they’ll kill themselves, so yes we hate school.

    • Donovan on January 31, 2020 at 3:55 pm

      Yo i hate schoo bruh whoever tf did this prank i hate u for life n i don wan know u at all bro.

    • cora on February 3, 2020 at 9:25 am

      amen

    • Angel on February 3, 2020 at 1:12 pm

      There needs to be like buttons on this thing

  2. Nawal Is Lit on January 31, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    I Don’t like skool

  3. Kendal on February 1, 2020 at 9:32 am

    This is just awful!!!! Why would someone want to do something like that!!! Why would they want to make kids miss school?!?! ITS JUST AWFUL!!

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