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Avast! 'Pirate' sighting caused temporary school lockout in Douglas County on 'Talk Like A Pirate Day'

11:15 AM, Sep 19, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - Two schools were placed on lockout Thursday after a group of "buccaneer's searching for sugary bounty" were mistakenly reported to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office as a "suspicious party."

Cresthill Middle School and Highlands Ranch High School were on lockout for 15 minutes as authorities investigated the incident.

The situation was quickly resolved when the sheriff's office learned the "suspicious party" report was merely a group of landlubbing students dressed as pirates walking to Krispy Kreme for free doughnuts.

Thursday is designated as Talk Like A Pirate Day. Legend has it this "holiday" was the brainchild of two friends from Oregon who just randomly started insulting each other in pirate jargon.

Krispy Kreme offered a doughnut to anyone who dressed or spoke like a pirate.

No Jolly Roger flag was found at the scene. The students were not made to walk the plank, either.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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