The dark side of May 4: Storm trooper causes alarm at school
May 05 2017
CBS affiliate WFRV reports that students were evacuated from the school and transported to the middle school and a nearby church.
A high school in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, was evacuated Thursday after a student wore a Star Wars costume to school in observance of May 4, popularly known as "Star Wars Day".
Police say a passer-by saw the student wearing a Darth Vader costume with what they believed was a bulletproof vest, and became anxious.
After Public Safety did a sweep of the high school, authorities determined that "there was no threat".
Ashwaubenon Public Safety says that they are "not seeking any recourse toward the student as it has been determined that this was merely a mistake or lapse in judgment".
'When you see something like this, an unknown person walking into a school with a mask on, we have to react to that. "We sure hope that people would call when this stuff takes place".
"Thanks for your understanding as we maintaing [sic] our number one priority of keeping students safe", the district wrote.
APS added that there "was no actual threat at the high school" and that "a student came to school wearing a Star Wars costume with a mask".
Others simply found it amusing that the parent didn't seem to recognize the popular character.
The tweet was accompanied by a photo of "Star Wars" baddie Darth Vader holding a smart phone and taking a selfie.
Another user on the school's post defended the parent's decision to err on the side of caution. And with the huge success of The Force Awakens in late 2015 - not to mention the impending release of The Last Jedi this coming December - it should really be no surprise that the Star Wars-inspired holiday has kinda blown up.