A nefarious rumor struck Midland school district in Michigan but has now been debunked.
The rumor alleged that students identifying as “furries” had been accommodated with litter boxes. If true, the rumor might sound like society is beginning to collapse in on itself, luckily, it couldn’t be more untrue.
The New York Post reported, At the school sit-down, concerned parent Lisa Hansen said she was “really disturbed” after reportedly learning from a student that “at least one of our schools in our town, in one of the unisex bathrooms, a litter box for the kids that identify as cats.
“I’m all for creativity and imagination, but when someone lives in a fantasy world and expects other people to go along with it, I have a problem with that,” Hansen said.
Officials came forward and said in a Facebook announcement “let me be clear in this communication. There is no truth whatsoever to this false statement/accusation! There have never been litter boxes within MPS schools.”
One commenter seemed to have believed that litter buckets had been placed in MPS classrooms for lockdowns. “The way I understood some litter and buckets were placed inside rooms at some schools.It was to be used Incase of lockdown or shelter in place where the kids can not leave the room due to safety issues. They would be able to go in a bucket. The litter would absorb it as it should. But never as catering to those identifying as animals.” Terressa Carson said.
It did not seem that any person in the thread contested the statement. The community seemed to widely agree that the allegations were nothing more than a nasty rumor.
Other commenters argued that the communication that the statement was issued through was meant only for Emergencies, not PR. “This is not the forum for this communication. It’s sad this has to even be communicated. I thought this page was for emergency personnel communications?” Rene Yarbrough questioned.
Others replied joking about the emergency nature of bathroom usage. Another said Rene Rennhack Yarbrough I believe it is also used to convey public messages, that go to a larger demographic.”