It's pretty hard to give the school leaders at Peak to Peak Charter School a pass on yesterday's big news as law enforcement surrounded the school while a news helicopter hovered above. A suspicious package was found in the high school parking lot and reported to law enforcement. Since this was about the time for morning drop-off, parents were directed to return home by law enforcement that had established a perimeter around the school.
Students had a day off school and Kermit the Frog made the news. The suspicious package turned out to be a teacher's beloved Kermit. Rumor has it that the student/s who had taken Kermit didn't know how to return him without identifying themselves as the "thief." It probably won't surprise anyone that these students didn't quite think through the ramifications of leaving the Kermit package unattended in the parking lot.
Hopefully Kermit made his way home to his rightful owner and all are happy. And surely, some students at Peak to Peak have a story to tell their grandchildren someday!
Update: The story was also covered by the Washington Post.
Update: The Boulder Daily Camera story.