Except, of course, that he wasn’t.
Students at Indiana University began anxiously tweeting each other that a Klansman in his robes was walking around campus carrying a whip, and urging everyone to hide inside,
Except, he wasn’t a klansman, he was a Catholic priest (a Dominican, in white robes) and it wasn’t a whip, it was a Rosary:
Rumors of a klansman on campus have proven false after a priest innocently made his way through Bloomington.
Last night around 9:15 PM, social media became a furious storm of confusion regarding a man in white robes roaming along 10th St. and purportedly armed with a whip.
Students thought the white robes indicated Klu Klux Klan affiliation.
It triggered some residual panic from people unaware of the possibility of priests actually being in the world, while not of it:
There’s a lot to be said for sending your kid to a small Catholic college.