One Louisville teen convinced his entire county public school district that a "purge" would be taking place this past weekend.
“The Purge,” a 2013 film, takes place over the course of a day where no rules or laws apply. The teenager decided to use the plot as a way to get out of school activities, posting a fake version of the movie poster that reads, "Louisville: The Purge."
Jessica Dykes, Director of Public Information for Kenton County Public Schools, announced on Friday that the school’s varsity football scrimmage would be moved to Saturday.
We had heard via social media about 'The Purge,' and we were in conversations with St. X all day and all morning… Ultimately we made the decision based on what was best for our kids and the safety of the students.
Concerned about the safety of the community, Louisville Metro, Clarksville and Jefferson police departments bulked up for the night, adding extra officers to their nightly patrol.
The police have been more active in the city since random gang attacks began happening earlier in the year, reports Louisville's Wave3 News.
The teen said that he didn’t know his social media prank would actually scare people.
I started feeling really bad about it because people's mamma's talkin' bout movin' to Indiana for the night and stuff. It was wrong for me to do that. I apologize to everybody in Louisville, I love my city it's where I was born and raised. I love my city and don't really wanna harm my city – I just thought it would be funny.
The Louisville Metro Police said no charges have been pressed at this time.
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