Mass hysteria forces evacuation of school – Newspaper Edition – Times Online:
Mass hysteria forces evacuation of school
A specialist science college was evacuated yesterday after a film on human biology apparently sparked mass hysteria.
More than 30 pupils, aged from 11 to 13, as well as a teaching assistant were taken to hospital after three children initially told teachers that they were feeling unwell.
Fear is a contagion in herd animals… one gets afraid, the next does, and blammo, they all get afraid and feel ill, etc.