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Boulder Valley students' fake snow day announcement causes social media freakout

At this writing, as we've noted, a big snowstorm predicted throughout the week has yet to materialize, but it's said to be coming around midday. No matter how much white stuff falls, though, a snow day is unlikely to be announced for the Boulder Valley School District, which didn't grant one on Tuesday despite 13.9 inches of accumulation from the storm that hit the day before. So pranksters called their own via a fake web page -- see it below -- that's still causing ripples on social media.

The district has a well-earned reputation for not calling snow days. As noted by the Boulder Daily Camera, the most recent one took place in February -- of last year. Hence, Monday tweets like this one....

...and this one....

...and this one:

The sentiment above apparently inspired unknown BVSD students, who mocked up the following web page, as shared by the Daily Camera:

Predictably, the folks at the school district weren't amused when this image started circulating via social media. They reacted by posting a link to the district's official website, bvsd.org, on the district's Facebook page, and tweeted entreaties to ignore the bogus closure notice.

In response, plenty of students and parents shared their displeasure at the decision not to close school on the aforementioned BVSD Facebook page -- and they didn't always use nice language.

Continue for more about the fake closure notice for the Boulder Valley School District.
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