A new petition is going around social media amongst Maryland students and in the span of a couple hours has already gotten over 2,000 signatures.
The University of Maryland, College Park will open at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
— Wallace D. Loh (@presidentloh) March 4, 2014
After word broke that school would be still be in session tomorrow, Victor Chen created a petition asking for President Loh to close school:
Weather conditions are too dangerous for us to walk to class. There have already been a few accidents and local schools have already canceled. Delayed opening is simply not enough.
Other petitioners agree with the cause such as Ali Jourabchi, who while commenting about the petition also took shots at President Loh:
I dont have a suv that can drive in such conditions because i couldnt get a loan due to the fact that my credit was recently compromised.
Others have weighed in Twitter:
only at UMD would someone start a petition for a snow day #thaticedoe
— Jennier Sara (@jennskels) March 4, 2014
So UMD is circulating a petition to cancel school? Lmao. Just don't go to class, you are a young adult & have the right to choose.
— She. (@SincereSherice) March 4, 2014
We started a petition to cancel school for tomorrow ?? only UMD
— x2 (@Lil_man_rob) March 4, 2014
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND HAS A FUCKING PETITION FOR SCHOOL TO BE CANCELLED TOMORROW HAHAHAHAHAH MY DAY IS MADE I LOVE THIS SCHOOL
— Alex Thomas (@Alex_Thomas91) March 4, 2014
Maryland, where you need to petition to not go to school when there is a layer of ice on the sidewalks
— Lani Sasser (@Lani_Sass) March 4, 2014
Signed the petition for Maryland I got y'all ✊✊
— nathaniel (@NateS__) March 4, 2014
Not too long ago, UMD students were exalting a lot of praise towards President Loh.
It’s funny how quick things change. Here’s a link to the petition here.
I would be shocked if President Loh responded to the petition but stayed tuned to this page in case he does!