Atlanta students cite 'Falcons depression,' other somber excuses for tardiness (Shutdown Corner)

The Atlanta Falcons’ devastating Super Bowl loss was a tough pill to swallow for many Georgians, but based on their excuses for showing up late to school, area students took it especially hard. At Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross, Ga., students are required to provide a written reason for their tardiness, and following the New England Patriots’ 25-point comeback on Sunday, at least a few students got pretty creative with their rationales for arriving late to school on Monday morning.