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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:09 AM

Lots of schools in Michigan closed due to threats

This is about all schools in Genesee County, but I hear Lapeer County has closed their schools as well.

http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2012/12/genesee_county_schools_closed.html

FLINT, MI -- Schools in Genesee County will be closed Thursday and Friday after threats of violence allegedly tied to the end of the Mayan calendar swirled around area school districts.
The Genesee Intermediate School District offered this statement:

"It is clear that last Friday changed all of us. As educators, we acknowledge, and we believe our communities would agree, that schools are at the center of concern right now. As school district Superintendents we have been in constant communication with one another and there are too many unique factors that have influenced our unanimous decision to cancel school and all school activities for Thursday, December 20 and Friday, December 21.

"Our communities are anxious, parents are concerned about the safety of their children, there are rumors that have multiplied as a result of social media, and there are threats within local districts that bring pause as to whether conducting classes would be appropriate. We have discussed information from local law enforcement, the realities of being able to investigate every threat, information related to district sensitivities, and our concerns about whether a normal instructional day could be achieved."

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Response to gollygee (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:10 AM

1. Things get squirrelly before break. Probably not a bad idea.

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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:15 AM

2. More and more I realize how primitive a society we live in while professing to be other ... n/t

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