Wal-mart says kicking carolers out while they were singing was a big misunderstanding

Confusion over student carolers getting kicked out of Walmart store in Klamath Falls, Oregon on Thursday night resulted in a video going viral, and an apology from the big chain itself.

Approximately 30 Henley middle and high school choir students gathered at the store Thursday night and started to sing.

Suddenly, the group begins to stop singing and walk towards the store exit. Outraged parents can be heard trying to come to grips with the store manager telling the group to leave while threatening to call “law enforcement.”

One of the attending Choir parents Stacy Kerns posted video of the incident on Facebook…and it quickly went viral… “But I didn’t think it would go as far as it did.”

It seems there was an in-store incident happening the same exact time the chorus arrived to spread Christmas joy through song.

Betsy Harden, Wal-Mart spokesperson, said the store had what is designated as a “Code Adam,” according to and interview with the HearldandNews.com website. “Code Adam” means several children were missing in the store.

“It was just kind a tough situation last night that led to a unfortunate misunderstanding,” she said. “We reached out to the school and we wanted to make it right.”

The students were asked back to perform on Friday and they accepted. The performed a couple of songs as their parents, customers and Walmart employees looked on.

“We’re glad we could reach to those students and have them come back to the store today,” Harden said.

Video h/t KOBI Tee-Vee



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