Kentucky principal goes viral after channeling Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey to cancel school

FLORENCE, Kentucky (WTVD) -- When the principal of Union Pointe Academy in Florence, Kentucky has to cancel school, he does it with flare.

Principal Chad Caddell goes above and beyond to make his snow day announcements special.

For the past three years, he said he's been creating parody videos and once he became principal, he brought that same passion and sense of humor with him.

So, when he had to announce three school cancelations in January, he decided a simple recorded phone message wouldn't do, he'd have to sing.

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First up was Mariah Carey's "Hero."

"School is canceled for today, go back to bed, go out and play. Tests and homework, not a trace. Parents, don't punch me in the face ..."

Some may call this man a lyrical genius and they may be right.

In his version of Garth Brooks' "Friends in Low Places," he takes a jab at the panic that arises when people hear the word "snow" - hint, it involves milk and bread - and how teens are obsessed with posting "lame" Instagram pictures.

"Well, the forecast was clear, Snowmageddon was near. Go get your milk and your bread ... 'Cause I got friends in snow places with their frozen toes and their frozen faces on this snow day ... Stay inside and play some Netflix, sleep the whole day away, Instagram some lame pics ..."

But he didn't stop there. In his latest parody, Caddell channeled Taylor Swift.

"Weatherman, he's saying wind chills dropped up in this place, rub chapstick all over your face. School is closed. That's the case ... Oh no ... "

Caddell was a music major in college and said has an appreciation for every type of music.

And Caddell said doesn't write the lyrics in advance; he's more of an under-the-gun creative person, WLOS reports.

Combined, his videos have more than one million views and many students and parents wishing that had a principal like him.

"I am going to start following this page so I can keep up on the snow day's, even though I live in Phoenix Arizona and did I mention I don't have (cough) kid's ...," commented on Facebook user.
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