Va. school closes after ‘Batman’ theory connects Newtown and Aurora shootings
GILES COUNTY, Va. – A school district in Virginia was closed to students on Wednesday after an online article stated there was a connection between the Aurora and Newtown shootings, as well as a possible future target.
The article posted at RevelationNow.com is titled: “The Next School Massacre Target?”
“If you have been following the articles here,” the anonymous author writes, “you will have discovered a connection between the Aurora, Colorado and the Newtown, Connecticut (Sandy Hook Elementary) massacres and ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’”
In the article, the author claims that Sandy Hook, the school in Connecticut where 20 children and 6 adults were killed last month, is referenced on a map in the latest Batman film.
“Commissioner Gordon, briefly drags his hand across the ‘SANDY HOOK’ part of the map, at 1 hour and 58 minutes into the film,” the author writes. “What are the chances of this being a coincidence? Is this a subtle blue print being followed by sick individuals? What other clues can be gleaned from the map?”
According to WDBJ, authorities in Narrows, Va. said the word “Narrows” also appears on the map, prompting the school system to close all schools on Wednesday.
“We have to take this as serious information,” Giles County Sheriff Morgan Millirons told WDBJ. “But we also want to emphasize that no threat has been made to any school system here in Giles County.”
Note: KDVR’s Will C. Holden contributed to this report.