Schools close after ‘Batman’ theory connects Newtown, Aurora shootings; predicts future target
GILES COUNTY, Va. – On Wednesday, most students headed back to school in Virginia. But not those in Giles County.
School was canceled for those students due to an online article that claims to have found a connection between the Aurora and Newtown shootings, as well as a possible future target in Giles County.
The article is entitled: “The Next School Massacre Target?” It’s posted on the website RevelationNow.com, which typically caters to conspiracy theories and UFOs.
“If you have been following the articles here,” the anonymous author writes, “you will have discovered a connection between the Aurora, Colorado and the Newtown, Connecticut (Sandy Hook Elementary) massacres and ‘The Dark Knight Rises.'”
The article claims that Sandy Hook, the elementary school where 26 people were gunned down in December, is referenced on a map in the latest Batman film.
“Commissioner Gordon, briefly drags his hand across the ‘SANDY HOOK’ part of the map, at 1 hour and 58 minutes into the film,” the author writes. “What are the chances of this being a coincidence? Is this a subtle blue print being followed by sick individuals? What other clues can be gleaned from the map?”
According to WDBJ, authorities in Narrows, Va. gleaned at least one. Considering the word “Narrows” also appears on the map in the Batman film, the Narrows School District in Giles County closed all of its schools Wednesday.
“We have to take this as serious information,” Giles County Sheriff Morgan Millirons said. “But we also want to emphasize that no threat has been made to any school system here in Giles County.”