Public schools in Barnegat, N.J., were locked down for a short time Wednesday after someone reported seeing a ninja in the woods behind an elementary school.
There, of course, was a simple explanation. It turns out the ninja was actually a camp counselor on his way to a costume party at a local middle school. He was late, so he took a shortcut through the woods. According to the Asbury Park Press, he was “wearing a black karate gi and carrying a plastic sword.”