“Woe to you, Oh Earth and Sea, for the Devil sends the
beast with wrath, because he knows the time is short…
Let him who hath understanding reckon the number of the
beast for it is a human number, its number is Six hundred and
—Iron Maiden “Number of the Beast”
It was bound to happen. A Rhode Island high school is on alert because of rumors that something will happen on 6/6/06…
WOOD RIVER JCT. – Rumors of a “dangerous threat” at Chariho High School have district officials on high alert.
Though no specific threats have been made, Superintendent Barry J. Ricci said Tuesday that several rumors surfaced during the last week that are based on an event slated to take place on June 6 – a date that resembles the number “666” when abbreviated as 6/6/06.
Known as the “number of the beast,” the numeral is associated with the devil under Christian eschatology.
“The rumors have been checked out by administrators and the (Richmond) Police Department,” Ricci said. “They’ve taken on a life of their own.”
Early Tuesday morning, teachers at the Switch Road school read a letter to students during first-period classes that was intended to acknowledge the rumors, assure their safety and to field any possible tips, according to Ricci.
I’m sure we’ll have more of these stories, as it gets closer to June 6th. It’s just another day.