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We’re all excited for the Nintendo Direct today, but some of us are perhaps a little less normal about it than others. Case in point – someone (presumably a student) sent a professor at California State University an email asking them to cancel class because of a “once-in-a-lifetime event” and it would be “for the good of humanity.” Well, that professor took it as a vague threat for something deplorable and contacted the police. Yikes!



The police eventually realized that the time for the cancelled class would line up with a Direct after “hours of investigation.” (Did it really take them that long to find out a Direct is happening? Cops must not keep up with game news like we do.) The individual who sent the email to the professor then reached back out to admit it was a joke in very poor taste. Regardless, police presence on CSU campus will be increased today, including a K9 team. Woof.

Remember kids – choose your words, and especially your “jokes,” carefully. Authority figures are legally mandated to report this kind of thing to law enforcement, regardless of frivolity.  We obviously hope that nothing transpires on campus today, and that we all just enjoy the Direct normally. Please.


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.