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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:47 PM

End-of-world rumors prompt Michigan officials to close 33 schools

Michigan education jumps the shark:

More than 30 Michigan schools closed for the holidays two days early, in part because the Mayan calendar predicts the world will end on Friday, an official said.

Matt Wandrie, superintendent for Lapeer Community Schools, said doomsday "rumors" are running rampant in several districts, adding to fears raised by last week's school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

"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," Wandrie wrote on his website.

"Additionally, rumors connected to the Mayan calendar predicted end of the world on Friday have also surfaced," he added.


http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/20/16042653-mayan-end-of-world-rumors-prompt-michigan-officials-to-close-33-schools?lite

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Reply End-of-world rumors prompt Michigan officials to close 33 schools (Original post)
liberal N proud Dec 2012 OP
hlthe2b Dec 2012 #1
Speck Tater Dec 2012 #3
Brickbat Dec 2012 #2
KarenS Dec 2012 #4
liberal N proud Dec 2012 #10
Brickbat Dec 2012 #11
SomethingFishy Dec 2012 #5
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #8
Bobbie Jo Dec 2012 #19
LeftofObama Dec 2012 #21
slampoet Dec 2012 #6
zappaman Dec 2012 #7
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #9
Historic NY Dec 2012 #12
gollygee Dec 2012 #13
liberal N proud Dec 2012 #14
gollygee Dec 2012 #15
Tierra_y_Libertad Dec 2012 #16
ellie Dec 2012 #17
WinkyDink Dec 2012 #18
ck4829 Dec 2012 #20

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:48 PM

1. Huh? What exactly are they teaching in Michigan?

Well, I'm sure the kids won't mind...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:49 PM

3. What are they SMOKING in Mcihigan? nt

 

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:49 PM

2. I'm thinking the writing on this is terribly poor and that the "end-of-the-world rumors" have to do

with rumors about violent scenarios that are connected to our current obsession with Dec. 21.

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:51 PM

4. exactly. and threats being called in. in general, craziness and poor writing. n/t

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Response to Brickbat (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:56 PM

10. Most likely, but the Headline is hilarious

Making it sound like the end of the world rumors is the cause, someone was having fun at the expense of the schools.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:57 PM

11. TV stations tend to suck at that kind of thing.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:51 PM

5. My son asked if he could have his Christmas presents early..

Just in case...

I told him "I didn't buy any... just in case"

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Response to SomethingFishy (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:55 PM

8. K&R !!! n/t

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Response to SomethingFishy (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:06 PM

19. lol

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Response to SomethingFishy (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:07 PM

21. LOL!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:54 PM

6. No sharia law but we got Mayan Calendars.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:54 PM

7. WTF???

Rifuckingdiculous.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:56 PM

9. Yep, more and more US = United Stupidity, Incorporated. n/t

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:57 PM

12. Thats it I'm not going Christmas Shopping until its over...

why waste the time & money.


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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:57 PM

13. No, there was a real threat

There was a kid who was talking about shooting up a school on that day because of the Mayan calendar thing, and his locker was searched and he had diagrams of what he was going to do.

Let me search for a news article. I have friends who live in that school district and I heard about it from them, but I think there is a news article as well.

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Response to gollygee (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:03 PM

14. You mean we can't believe the hype from the M$M

Knock me over with a feather.



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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:03 PM

15. OK apparently

What my friend said about finding something in someone's locker was a rumor and maybe part of this hoax.

But there was a lot of concern due to the behavior of kids, not just out of the blue:

http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2012/12/the_police_werent_laughing_tex.html#incart_river_default

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:03 PM

16. The world as we know it ends every second. You cannot step in the same river twice.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:04 PM

17. I don't know what to say

It is like we are regressing. It is fucking depressing.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:05 PM

18. NBD. They're only cancelling classroom parties.

BT, DT.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 03:07 PM

20. Did all the crazy people leave Florida and head up to Michigan or something?

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