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Old 13 January 2012, 08:34 PM
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Mexico Hysterical parents keep kids away from school

Parents kept their kids away from school in the wake of a false, quickly spreading rumor that drug gangs were planning to kidnap students.

The rumor provoked a form of mass hysteria, especially in neighborhoods in the southern part of Guadalajara, where primary school absenteeism peaked at 25 percent.
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Old 22 January 2012, 05:04 PM
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There was an incident in a high school in KY during the Satanic Panic era where parents kept their kids out of a school because they thought it had been invaded by Satan worshipers.

The part where a kid set his hand on fire while announcing he worshiped the devil didn't help.
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