Newspaper apologizes after April Fools' prank causes panic
April 3, 2020
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma newspaper has apologized and retracted a story intended as an April Fools' prank that claimed all students in one Tulsa-area school district must repeat their current grade level.
All schools in Oklahoma have been ordered closed until the end of the school year to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.
"Sapulpa Schools announces that all students will have to repeat their current grade next year — 'Sapulpa is dedicated to providing a FULL education, and nothing is going to change that,'" the Sapulpa Times said in the fake story published Wednesday on Fa...