The night was black was no use holding back
‘Cos I just had to see was someone watching me
In the mist dark figures move and twist
Was this all for real or some kind of hell

-“Number of the Beast” by Iron Maiden

Violence Rumors Rumble Over Dreaded Date 6-6-06:

More 666 rumors…

A Carroll County High School is trying to ease parents’ fears about sending their kids to school next Tuesday.

The date translates into 6-6-6, a day associated with Satanic references. And there had been rumors of extreme violence to mark it. The rumors have been circulating for months and got parents at Liberty High School in Carroll County worried. So the school system called in Maryland State Police to investigate. Their investigation zeroed in on two students and led to searches of homes and computers.

The superintendent met with several dozen Liberty high parents last week to address their safety concerns. They’ve decided to ban trench coats that some of the Goth crowd has been wearing. They say it’s too much like Columbine suspects who killed 13 people and committed suicide in 1999.

On 6-6-6, police will be everywhere. Still, we’re told that students who miss class next Tuesday will be able to make up the work, if they have a parent’s note.

All over the DC area, school officials and police are asking parents to monitor their child’s computer use and report any troubling information they uncover.

A trench coat ban? For real? First off no one should be wearing a trench coat in June. Even I don’t wear mine in June. It’s hot out people. Secondly, a trench coat ban isn’t going to solve anything. It’s just going to make the masses more riled. 9 times out of 10 goths are not prone to violence. It’s only the mutants that give the rest of them a bad name. But like I said I’d be surprised if someone didn’t try to plan something on June 6th. I just hope police, schools, and other students are vigilant enough to keep anything from happening.