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Ky. Teen Kicked Off H.S. Football Team for Starting ‘Louisville Purge’ Rumor

By Bryan Toporek — August 16, 2014 1 min read

If you were on Twitter Friday night, you likely saw mention of a supposed “Louisville Purge” in Kentucky, modeled after the 2013 movie starring Ethan Hawke. In the film, all crimes become legalized for 12 hours, opening the door for murderers and other criminals to do as they please. When local police and school officials caught wind of the rumors this past week, they acted swiftly, urging the public to report any suspicious activity and, in at least one case, rescheduling a school-affiliated activity.

The teen supposedly responsible for the original tweet promoting the “Purge,” a student at Louisville’s Iroquois High School, spoke with duPont Manual High School’s student newspaper,

A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.