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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:12 PM

Michigan schools cancel classes due to potential threats, end of world rumors

Source: WDIV-TV

Michigan schools cancel classes due to potential threats, end of world rumors
Schools in Lapeer, Genesee, Sanilac counties cancel classes for remainder of year due to potential threats of violence, end of world rumors
Published On: Dec 19 2012 10:44:19 PM EST Updated On: Dec 19 2012 10:52:00 PM EST


DETROIT -
Nearly a dozen school districts in Michigan have decided to cancel classes for the rest of the week.

It has nothing to do with the weather. School leaders say rumors about the end of the world and potential threats of violence are partially behind the cancelations.

The Lapeer Community Schools district will be closed Thursday and Friday. Leaders in that district say there is no credible threat to students, just rumors, but the rumors have caused major distractions in the classroom.

The following Lapeer County schools and school districts will be closed Thursday and Friday:
-- Chartfield Academy
-- Dryden Community Schools
-- Imlay City Schools
-- Lapeer Community Schools
-- North Branch Area Schools

The following Genesee County school districts will be closed Thursday and Friday:
-- Genesee Intermediate School District
-- Goodrich Area Schools
-- Lake Fenton Community Schools
-- Linden Community Schools

Marlette School District, in Sanilac County, also will be closed Thursday and Friday.



Read more: http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/Michigan-schools-cancel-classes-due-to-potential-threats-end-of-world-rumors/-/1719418/17840276/-/13axcbyz/-/index.html



INFUCKINGSANITY!

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Reply Michigan schools cancel classes due to potential threats, end of world rumors (Original post)
Bozita Dec 2012 OP
MrSlayer Dec 2012 #1
newfie11 Dec 2012 #24
BigDemVoter Dec 2012 #28
EvilAL Dec 2012 #43
Squinch Dec 2012 #2
glinda Dec 2012 #16
avebury Dec 2012 #20
Archae Dec 2012 #3
DavidDvorkin Dec 2012 #4
defacto7 Dec 2012 #21
DavidDvorkin Dec 2012 #37
Purveyor Dec 2012 #5
DallasNE Dec 2012 #6
Bozita Dec 2012 #8
Festivito Dec 2012 #7
lunasun Dec 2012 #9
Bozita Dec 2012 #15
lunasun Dec 2012 #34
brett_jv Dec 2012 #10
LiberalFighter Dec 2012 #40
TwilightGardener Dec 2012 #11
femrap Dec 2012 #12
hatrack Dec 2012 #33
shenmue Dec 2012 #13
jtuck004 Dec 2012 #14
Journeyman Dec 2012 #18
kentauros Dec 2012 #19
defacto7 Dec 2012 #22
glinda Dec 2012 #17
JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 2012 #25
ReRe Dec 2012 #23
Island Blue Dec 2012 #26
Rose Siding Dec 2012 #27
Danmel Dec 2012 #29
Ganja Ninja Dec 2012 #30
llmart Dec 2012 #32
midnight Dec 2012 #31
lunasun Dec 2012 #35
WilliamPitt Dec 2012 #36
iandhr Dec 2012 #38
Iman A. Sole Dec 2012 #39
Jennicut Dec 2012 #41
Squinch Dec 2012 #42
Scairp Dec 2012 #44
undeterred Dec 2012 #45

Response to Bozita (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:17 PM

1. We are a country of idiots.

 

Seriously. A bunch of mouthbreathing fools. How the hell can we ever expect to grow and improve when so many of us are this dumb?

It's a lost cause, idiots rule.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:12 AM

24. You got that right nt

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:50 AM

28. EXACTLY what I was thinking but you beat me to the response!

Jaw dropping IDIOCY. I guess this explains how we ended up with GWB as president and how we have a Republican House of Representatives. S-T-U-P-I-D

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:17 PM

43. 2012 shmewthousand12

heheheh

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:18 PM

2. WTF???

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:09 AM

16. +1

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Response to glinda (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:23 AM

20. +2 nt

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:23 PM

3. January 2nd, 2013...

"Ok class, here's all the homework assignments you thought you got out of, 2 weeks ago..."

*THUD* (Sound of 20 pounds of papers hitting desk)

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:29 PM

4. So much for schools teaching science.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:23 AM

21. Isn't that the fact!

Kids are taught fear, myth, pseudo-science, the dangers of law suits.... but science? reason? facts?

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:43 AM

37. And the Dec 21st nonsense should have provided a great teaching opportunity

For both the kids and the administrators.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:29 PM

5. I knew I should have posted my thread in LBN... eom

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:32 PM

6. Are You Sure This Isn't An Onion Type Story

I would like a second source before believing this.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:36 PM

8. Here's your second source: WXYZ-TV


http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/schools-cancel-classes-for-rest-of-week-due-to-threat-rumors

Schools cancel classes for rest of week due to threat rumors
Posted: 10:30 PM
Last Updated: 33 minutes ago
By: WXYZ.com Web Staff

(WXYZ) - Schools in mostly Lapeer and Genesee counties have canceled classes for the rest of the week due to rumors of potential threats.

The Marlette Community School District in Sanilac County has also canceled classes for the rest of the week "due to recent events"--as stated on their Website .

A letter on the Chatfield School's Website was posted late Wednesday:


Read more: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/schools-cancel-classes-for-rest-of-week-due-to-threat-rumors#ixzz2FZ0Hv999

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:32 PM

7. Perhaps it beats finding a school system lawyer who can tell you whether or not to call it a

Christmas holiday.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:44 PM

9. prediction for 2013 USA = witch trials take place in at least one state !

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Response to lunasun (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:59 AM

15. Michissippi?

I weep for my home state, formerly known as the once great state of Michigan.

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Response to Bozita (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:30 AM

34. what has happened there;some local facsist moves in some areas & state wise decisions of late

makes even us out of state sad and afraid. This read is about idiots but some of the other things going on there is not even in any way laughable

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:49 PM

10. I think a lot of you are misreading this ...

As someone who once went to a high school (in the early 80's) where bomb-threats (esp. during finals week) were fairly common for a few years, my guess is that what has likely happened is that some kid(s) (perhaps who wanted to get out of their finals) have heard that the 'end of the world' was, shall we say, a 'theme' in the CT shooter's life. One of them probably decided to call up and start rambling about the end of the world and talking about violence, so the schools have reacted by shutting down classes ... of course, wanting to avoid a repeat of the tragedy.

My guess is that this 'angle' will be likely be used by students wanting to get out of school (for whatever reason) for years and years after this episode.

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Response to brett_jv (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:32 PM

40. One way to stymie further attempts by students

Make sure they have additional homework when they come back. And cut some activities for the first week or two. Also, put it in the student handbook at the beginning of the book what will happen in those cases.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:51 PM

11. Not the Onion? Holy shit.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:07 AM

12. NASA already

 

announced that the world will not end in 2012....said nothing about 2013, though.

And here I was rather looking forward to Mother Nature's and making some real CHANGE.

Science does include the study of earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, land mass changes, solar flares, melting ice caps, and other even sinkholes! I love Physical Science 101.

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Response to femrap (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:17 AM

33. NASA? Scientists?!? What do THEY know?!?!?

What a stupid fucking species.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:22 AM

13. Consarnit

This is driving me crazy.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:47 AM

14. Huh. They used to call it Christmas Break when I was younger. n/t

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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:13 AM

18. Yeah. I was out both the week before Xmas and the week after, returned in the New Year. . .

That's why we wished each other "Happy Holidays" before the break, since there would be at least two while we were away from school (not much recognition of other holidays in the early '60s).

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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:25 AM

19. And you'd think with budget cuts

that they'd want to shut down for a couple of weeks.

Seems like they could have kept quiet about Friday's date, started the 2-week break on Wednesday, covered their asses, and left the hysteria out of it all at the same time.

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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:26 AM

22. Christmas break, end of the world....

same thing.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:11 AM

17. More dumbing down of the public. Next they will cancel schools because it is raining.

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Response to glinda (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:05 AM

25. That's what I thought when I saw the school closings ...

... scrolling across the bottom of the tv screen this morning.

The first winter storm of the year is supposed to hit here in S.E. Michigan today. I figured that's why the schools closed. I guessed wrong.

(oh, darn, now the malls will be more crowded today)

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:59 AM

23. Hey, folks, don't they....

...have a bunch of militia groups up there? Maybe some of them in the area of those schools have called in a threat or warning to the schools? Just a hunch. Maybe they're going to make spaghetti out of something besides flour and eggs? Remember what "Anonymous" said about the 21st of this month (Friday?)

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:09 AM

26. And we wonder why so many young people

seem to have "issues". It might be because the village that's raising them is full of fucking idiots.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:28 AM

27. Yeah, that's what they need in MI: Less school

rumor has it.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:30 AM

29. stupid is as stupid does

Wow. And these are educators! Scary.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:33 AM

30. I have a relative that works in a school system up there.

Those are mostly rural areas, white and redneck.

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Response to Ganja Ninja (Reply #30)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:01 AM

32. I live close enough to one of the areas to confirm that.

The schools mentioned are in redneck, rightwing areas - mostly all white and they luvs their guns! Education? Not so much.

I, too, saw the scroll across the screen on the local news and couldn't for the life of me figure out why the schools were closed. Now I know. Unbelieveable.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:46 AM

31. Wow... How is it that we can get so many on board to shut down schools?

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:58 AM

35. They probably need time at home with the family to prepare properly for the rapture

I am going to guess it is that kinda area.........? I feel fine

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:00 AM

36. Oy.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:52 AM

38. If they really wanted to do the schools harm...

... they would have just showed up without any advance warning.

Of course that does not detract from the sick nature of these individuals.

Its just awful

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:12 PM

39. This is apparently a student initiated rumor/hoax

As someone said up-thread, the schools aren't closing because of any genuine fears of the apocalypse. They're acting out of an abundance of caution after shooting hoax in Grand Blanc and a social media rumor of a "student revolt" which has been growing. The rumor talks about kids taking weapons to school and "going out in a blaze of glory" since Friday is doomsday anyway. Given the tragedy in CT, school officials and police can't simply ignore the threats. Meanwhile, I'm sure there's a bunch of Twitter savvy kids congratulating themselves on getting classes canceled.

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121220/SCHOOLS/212200406/

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Response to Iman A. Sole (Reply #39)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:46 PM

41. Still seems a bit weird.

We didn't cancel classes in Connecticut and some schools did have threats to them, one of them in Bristol, CT was by a student. School officials in Connecticut didn't freak out.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 04:28 PM

42. Who is supposed to be watching Michigan??? They've gotten into Mom's medicine cabinet again!!!

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:34 PM

44. Utter nuttery prevails again

I don't even know what this is all about. I haven't paid very much attention to it.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:55 PM

45. At least in Wisconsin they're cancelling school because of the blizzard.

Or maybe that's just the cover story.

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