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Knowing what passes for a tux these days, it's probably a good thing they got out in front of this "threat." Could have been a disaster.

(Never mind people having absolutely no idea what the definition of "Dapper" is. The literacy deficit probably poses its own danger.)

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March 23, 2018 at 4:51 PM
A Pulaski High School student posted about wearing a tuxedo and a "dapper" day at school, which someone misinterpreted as a threat, police said.

PULASKI, N.Y. -- Each year, a Pulaski High School student wears a tuxedo to school this time of year as a promotion for Walker's Cleaners & Tuxedo, a local shop.

On Tuesday night, the student picked for the this year's promotion posted on Facebook, "if you go to Pulaski High School tomorrow, expect a very dapper day...."

The message may appear innocent enough, but it caused a resident to contact authorities because she mistakenly thought it was a school threat. That kicked off a police investigation.
 

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Don't know about the high school, but the famous Pulaski Skyway (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulaski_Skyway) - a very Trad structure - is a deathtrap of rushing traffic along a crazy narrow roadway with Rube-Goldberg-like mergers into and exits from the (left-hand) high-speed lane all amidst a phantasmagoric maze of jutting guardrails and overhanging girders seemingly meant to disorient.

Kudos to any kid growing up in the surrounding dystopian Neverland that still echoes Wolf's "Bonfire of the Vanities" for somehow having the presence of mind to develop enough of a traditional sense of style to even wear a tuxedo.

I don't know what to say to whomever confused "dapper" with God knows what in his or her mind so that he or she thought calling the police was the correct next step. Somebody broke our society and culture with the new vanities being crushing stupidity and a blindingly ignorant obeisance to modern political pieties.
 

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Inconvenient, but understandable. If the "Thin Blue Line" is going to get hyper-sensitive over something, potential threats to our school children seems to be a good place to do so. Given the seemingly endless list of ques that were overlooked or under reacted to in the Parkland, Florida school shooting, there will be few such leads ignored for the immediate future.
 

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Inconvenient, but understandable. If the "Thine Blue Line" is going to get hyper-sensitive over something, potential threats to our school children seems to be a good place to do so. Given the seemingly endless list of ques that were overlooked or under reacted to in the Parkland, Florida school shooting, there will be few such leads ingnored for the immediate future.
They shouldn't be ignored. The issue isn't the genius who thought "dapper day" was a threat. The issue is if the police investigation lasts more than the 30 seconds required to look up the meaning of the word.

By the way, I graduated from Douglas high school (the school the Florida shooting was at), many moons ago. Our biggest concerns were things like knocking up classmates, where to get beer, or getting caught smoking in the bathroom. Not getting shot in class

Times have changed.
 
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