I have no issue with April Fool’s Day. I like harmless pranks especially if it involves me waking up my kids early so I can see them eat cereal that turns the milk a different color. That stuff to me is totally harmless. And it usually only happens once a year. But this dumb mom in South Carolina pulled a prank that any normal adult should no better to do, when she told her daughter who lives out of state that a gunman was loose at Virginia College, where she is an employee.
According to the report in the NY Daily News, Angela Timmons texted her daughter April that a shooter was on campus. She claimed that she heard gunfire and that she was hiding. Her daughter panicked, and of course she would, because this is her mother and so many of us care about things like school shootings, in light of horrible things that happened at Sandy Hook and Columbine and many other schools, and when her mom didn’t respond to her texts she called 911. But the police found that nothing was wrong at Virginia College. And Timmons soon admitted to her daughter that it was just an April Fool’s Joke. Timmons was charged with one count of aggravated breach of peace, one count of disturbing a school and two counts of unlawful use of a telephone. Her bond was set at 18 thousand dollars.
I think this is pretty much the worst April Fool’s “joke” I have ever heard of. Hopefully she won’t be pulling any more of them.