Fifth grader Jordan Hood thought his bloody vampire was scary, but he had no idea how scary it really was.
When he returned from his art class, his homeroom teacher was so scared she called the assistant principal and campus security. So much so that poor Jordan couldn’t return to school pending a psychological examination.
Surprisingly it wasn’t the blood and the gore that frightened his teacher, it was her hyper-sensitivity to gang signs. Apparently she projected hidden meaning into the “cryptic” symbolism in the child’s art. For the frightened Savannah, GA elementary school teacher the tears of blood reminded her of gang-related tear drop tattoos often seen on TV. She also read into the “I Kill For Blood” as referring to the famous LA street gang the Bloods, meaning all those tears of blood represent all of the times Jordan’s character had killed for his gang the Bloods. Fear has amazing powers.
While the drawing is rudimentary at best it is a little creepy. I think I would be more concerned if this was what he passed in for an Easter assignment than for Halloween.