Schools in my district are canceling classes on the day of the solar eclipse on August 21 “for safety reasons.” The eclipse will last for 3 minutes but the school board says the “danger window” for children will last for 3 hours. They will not have time and resources to train the teachers to deal with the danger.
What the danger actually is remains unexplained. I kind of thought that the fear of eclipses has been put to rest a few hundred years ago but apparently not in this country. As somebody said, the little snowflakes probably run the danger of melting when the sun reappears.
No, I’m not inventing this shit.