Perhaps it makes perfect sense that Batman would turn up in a place called Cave Creek. Still, three schools in this Phoenix suburb were placed on lockdown for 45 minutes last week after a Desert Arroyo Middle School student reported seeing Batman (or a person mimicking the Caped Crusader) run across campus, hop a fence, and vanish into the desert. After police combed the dusty landscape and, unremarkably, found nothing, it was determined that the tipster student--whose identity is still shrouded in mystery, although sources suggest he may be a billionaire industrialist and international playboy--had lied. Cave Creek Unified School District spokeswoman Nedda Shafir was upset by the untruth. "I don't know what to say," she said. "I'm at a loss for words." Explaining the district's reaction, Shafir continued: "We're in an area where we're in a desert, and we have to take these reports seriously."
"Student lied about Batman, school says," Associated Press, February 16, 2007