Children traumatised by 'War of Worlds' abduction of teacher

The 370 children at Southway Junior School, in Burgess Hill, west Sussex, saw a ‘spaceship’ crash near their school and then aliens grabbed a member of staff as part of the performance.

The ‘alien invasion’ show, which was supported by Sussex Police, took place without parents being informed, leaving some furious that they had to comfort their terrified children.

That would be a great prank to pull on a bunch of my friends (college-aged), but definitely not appropriate for children. The school officials should have used their own “imaginations” in order to realize that this type of thing would not have a good impact on many students.

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