Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mayan Doomsday Prompts Michigan Schools To Close Early

The Michigan school system seems to be taking the Mayan doomsday scenario quite seriously. Apparently over 30 schools have decided to close two days early just in case, but it seems to have more to do with fears that some wacko might target another school than the actual prediction itself.

According to the superintendent of Lapeer Community Schools, Matt Wandrie:

"Given the recent events in Connecticut, there have been numerous rumors circulating in our district, and in neighboring districts, about potential threats of violence against students." [snip]
"Although we in the county are reluctant to cancel school because the rumors are unsubstantiated, we feel it is the most appropriate decision given the gravity of recent events and our present circumstances."
The numerous rumors of Twitter "threats" like "Friday would be a great day to go out w/ a bang" factored into his decision, even though though they were "investigated and determined to be false."

I think some are going to be relieved or sorely disappointed when Saturday rolls along and we are all still here.

H/T Breitbart

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