Zombie disaster plan removed from U.S. school site
The University of Florida's response plans for a zombie apocalypse are no longer available for public consumption.
Steve Orlando, a spokesman for the Gainesville, Fla., school said Friday the university removed a link to a disaster recovery exercise, which detailed how the school could respond to an outbreak of the undead. The link was taken down late Thursday afternoon.
Canadian researchers have used fictional zombie "outbreaks" to help build models for the spread of disease during a pandemic, with one group publishing their findings in the journal Disease Modelling Research Progress in August.
But Orlando said officials felt the joke "didn't really belong" on the site, which also included plans for dealing with hurricanes and pandemics.
The exercise lays out the university's response to attacks by "flesh-eating, apparently life-impaired individuals." It notes that a zombie outbreak might include "documentation of lots of strange moaning."
Orlando said the employee who wrote the gag wasn't punished.