Justin Bieber has taken the children of Norway hostage.
Five schools located within 230 miles of Bieber's April 16 and 17 shows in Oslo, Norway, have pushed back midterm exams until after those concerts because they realize they have no power over the minds of 14-year-old girls when compared to the 105-pound, hypnotic Canadian juggernaut that is Justin Bieber.
Kristin Halvorsen, Norway's education minister, agreed with school officials who said it's wiser not to compete with the mighty Bieber for the attention of their children, according to the Associated Press.
Halvorsen said in an email to the AP: "The local schools have the responsibility to schedule the local midterms, and if they think there is any reason to change the dates, they have authority to do so ... . We've all been 14 years old and know that interests can be intense."
The head of one school said it's also better to schedule exams at a time when students are more likely to be in their seats. Roar Aasen, headmaster at Blindheim secondary school, told Agence France-Presse, "We considered that this was a battle that we could not win."
What a wonderful precedent to set.
Aasen's school made its decision months ago when he learned how many of his students had already purchased tickets to see Bieber. Child welfare agencies, the Red Cross and police have reportedly been inundated with alerts about teens threatening suicide or other self harm if they don't obtain tickets.
Perhaps it's time for world leaders to implement a top secret Bieber Scenario before it's too late.
In May 2012, Bieber gave a free concert on the Oslo opera house's roof as fans fought for prime position. As described by Aftenposten, a Norwegian newspaper, the mob filled streets, closed bridges and injured 88 people.
This year, buses are scheduled from 22 cities to try to prevent a transportation nightmare as thousands flood into Oslo for the Bieber.