Atlanta students blame ‘Falcons depression,’ other excuses for school tardiness

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NORCROSS, Ga. — It was a tough loss for football fans in Georgia after the Atlanta Falcons fell to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI on Sunday night.

Students in the Atlanta area took it especially hard. The loss even caused some students to be late for school Monday morning.

At Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross, Ga., students must provide a written reason for why they’re late. And after the loss, students got creative.

The school shared the photo of excuses on its social media accounts Monday morning. The excuses included “failed to rise up” and “Falcons depression” as reasons for their tardiness.

“Rise up” has been the slogan for the Falcons this season.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the school has a close tie with the team because two of its School of Ballet teachers are also Falcons cheerleaders.

Children of a Falcons player and a Falcons assistant coach are students at the school, according to the newspaper.

There was no word if the students’ humorous reasons got their tardiness excused.

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