Unfortunately local students at Armand Larive Middle School in Hermiston, Oregon will have to learn vital zombie survival skills on their own time. It appears that a popular social studies class that would have used the inevitable zombie apocalypse to focus on real-life emergency preparedness has been canceled due to concerns from parents and Hermiston School District superintendent Fred Maiocco.
A local report from the East Oregonian reveals that some of the materials used in the zombie survival course apparently raised questions about the possibility of violent subject matter and the educational value of the class itself. But despite the reassurances of social studies teacher Rich Harshberger, the school has immediately replaced the course with an “exploratory reading class.”
Obviously any survival skills learned while preparing for the zombie apocalypse can be applied to practically any real-world emergency situation. So, regardless of the school’s decision to cancel the class, we hope that the students of Armand Larive continue to seek out and learn the valuable skills required to survive any upcoming crisis… even a zombie apocalypse!