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Before you read any further, take in these words: spoiler alert. Maybe? Okay, decide for yourselves. A close family member of one of the remaining Walking Dead cast members (ahem, Carl Grimes), posted some information to Facebook Thursday that could mean the character’s time on the show may be coming to an end.

The potential spoiler regards 17-year old actor Chandler Riggs’ contract.

Uhhh. Okay. Don’t panic. A seven year contract coming to an end does not mean another might not get signed.

But, Riggs did announce on Twitter recently that he has been accepted to Auburn University for 2017.

So, how can he go to college and be on the show?!?!

And we know what Negan loves to do with his baseball bat. FRACK. WE’RE FREAKING OUT.

So, we, along with a lot of other fans, turned to mom for comfort. Chandler’s mother assuaged a concerned fan on her Instagram account:

“Don’t over analyze. His seven year contract is up. That’s all he was saying, nothing else. Pretty big accomplishment for a child actor (and for the parent who had to quit his job for this child to be able to follow his dream).”

Okay, okay, we’ll calm down. For now.