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Dozens of Michigan schools close after Conn. massacre, amid Mayan calendar doomsday scenarios
WaPo ^ | 12/20/12 | AP

Posted on 12/20/2012 4:42:34 PM PST by facedown

DETROIT — Dozens of Michigan schools canceled classes for thousands of students to cool off rumored threats of violence and problems related to doomsday scenarios based on the Mayan calendar, officials said Thursday.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: michigan; schools
Full title: Dozens of Michigan schools close after Conn. massacre, amid Mayan calendar doomsday scenarios

Words fail me.

1 posted on 12/20/2012 4:42:39 PM PST by facedown
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To: facedown

Woo hoo! Extra holidays and no finals!!!

When I was in school, we only had Billy Bubba to pull the fire alarm to get out of class for a few minutes.


2 posted on 12/20/2012 4:47:07 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: facedown

Why yes. New Zealand has disappeared soon to followed by Australia. Oh, wait. They’re still there????


3 posted on 12/20/2012 4:48:51 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Funny, Snyder vetos the bill that would allow some guns in Schools and they all close out of a fear for violence. I personally think its because of the loss of their right to enslave workers.

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4 posted on 12/20/2012 4:50:53 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: facedown

We’ve gone from being a nation of immigrants to a nation of retards.


5 posted on 12/20/2012 4:52:09 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: facedown
They are closing for the holidays tomorrow anyway. I don't think too many are worried about the Mayan calender.
6 posted on 12/20/2012 4:55:13 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: SkyDancer

We still have 10+ hours left here in Vegas:

http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/maya


7 posted on 12/20/2012 4:56:29 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: facedown

Extra days off for teachers. Imagine that.


8 posted on 12/20/2012 4:57:06 PM PST by Wisconsinlady ("Never give the devil a ride; he will want to take over the driving.")
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To: hinckley buzzard

This is nothing but continuing retaliation for RTW.


9 posted on 12/20/2012 4:57:57 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: facedown

I’m sure the Teachers’ Union Members won’t be docked a day’s pay for the un-productive day off.....probably several thousands of dollars paid for not showing up at all!


10 posted on 12/20/2012 4:58:47 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: facedown

I don’t know what they are famous for teaching, but wisdom isn’t it.


11 posted on 12/20/2012 5:00:03 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: facedown

I’d go with that’s their “cover story”. More likely they’re doing it to stave off some dumbasses trying a Connecticut redux.


12 posted on 12/20/2012 5:03:26 PM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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To: facedown
Or the lazy union drones wanted to string tomorrow along with Christmas Eve to make a 5 day weekend.
13 posted on 12/20/2012 5:04:12 PM PST by wideawake
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To: facedown

I would have more repect for them if they closed to celebrate FESTIVUS


14 posted on 12/20/2012 5:12:06 PM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Party still going on????


15 posted on 12/20/2012 5:18:04 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: facedown
It's all true. I'm dead already...I think...I don't really know.

:Merry almost Christmas!

FMCDH(BITS)

16 posted on 12/20/2012 5:18:17 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: SkyDancer

LOL...so far so good!


17 posted on 12/20/2012 5:20:46 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: facedown

Nothing new with the New Agers. Many many years ago there was an alignment of the planets. The N Agers said the world would be racked by earthquakes destroying everything except a few places.

Nothing happened.

I remember Paul Harvey saying that it would have really set them off IF there had been just a minor trembler somewhere.

Then there were all those N agers in the 1980s who gathered at various historic ruins, joined hands and said A-h-h-h to get the world back in balance.

Yes, it is time to reopen the closed mental institutions for psychos and new agers.


18 posted on 12/20/2012 5:32:21 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (REOPEN THE CLOSED MENTAL INSTITUTIONS! Damn the ACLU!)
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To: facedown

We Michigan folk are just wacky like that. I think it’s something in the lake water.


19 posted on 12/20/2012 5:35:29 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: SkyDancer
They’re still there????

Just talked to my good friend in NZ and he thought they were going first until I convinced him that the Mayans were in a different time zone. He's got plenty of time to run out and get a bottle of wine for he and his wife and then ......um, you get the picture.

With that being said, I'm signing off now so good bye to everyone...It's a been fun ride.

20 posted on 12/20/2012 5:36:43 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: ronnie raygun

“I would have more repect for them if they closed to celebrate FESTIVUS.....”

Welcome, new comers. The tradition of Festivus begins with the airing of grievances. I got a lot of problems with you people! And now you’re gonna hear about it!


21 posted on 12/20/2012 5:39:37 PM PST by Autonomous User (The Obama Doctrine: Blame America First.)
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To: SkyDancer

“New Zealand has disappeared soon to followed by Australia.”

Doubtful. Did you expect them to find it on a map?


22 posted on 12/20/2012 5:40:41 PM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: facedown

please tell me that no one with the I.Q. of a grapefruit takes seriously the end of the world scenario that is presented by the Mayan calendar.....if I shoild happen to wake up on 12/22/12, I’ll be able to say “I told you so”


23 posted on 12/20/2012 5:44:41 PM PST by terycarl
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To: haroldeveryman

BBC had a Mayan who said the calender was one that started over. The first part passed now it starts over.


24 posted on 12/20/2012 6:12:42 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer

Cyclical time is all the Mayans were trying to portray.

Union retaliation is what the schools are doing.


25 posted on 12/20/2012 6:21:03 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Great civic lessons those teachers are showing their students. But then, it’ the public schools.


26 posted on 12/20/2012 6:47:12 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: facedown

It’s true that dozens of schools are closed up here, but it has nothing to do with the Mayan calendar. We’re being hammered by Snowstorm Draco.


27 posted on 12/20/2012 7:53:48 PM PST by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the far North)
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To: facedown

Quite a few years back a lot of schools closed in Arkansas when some guy predicted an earthquake from the New Madrid fault.


28 posted on 12/20/2012 8:15:08 PM PST by Terry Mross ( I don't watch the "news". Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: terycarl

A few days ago all the doomsday DVDs went on sale. They milked them for as long as they could.


29 posted on 12/20/2012 8:27:12 PM PST by Terry Mross ( I don't watch the "news". Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: facedown

“DETROIT — Dozens of Michigan schools canceled classes for thousands of students to cool off rumored threats of violence and problems related to doomsday scenarios based on the Mayan calendar, officials said Thursday.”

In Detroit, it probably doesn’t make much difference in the kids’ lives whether they go to school or not...

The school officials probably did the right thing...


30 posted on 12/20/2012 9:10:55 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: facedown

What a pack of whackos.


31 posted on 12/20/2012 9:54:18 PM PST by onedoug
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To: facedown; cripplecreek

Thanks for the post; ping. Quite a teachable moment for private and home schools about socialist indoctrination camps/schools.

Music to read this thread by...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBEcLxnXVAc


32 posted on 12/21/2012 6:25:34 AM PST by PGalt
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To: PGalt

I hope the clowns who thought Rick Snyder was smart for not “wasting political capital” by allowing guns in schools are happy.

Some people are just gullible morons unworthy of the right to vote.


33 posted on 12/21/2012 6:32:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: facedown
Hmmm. Here is a cut and paste from our superintendent of schools, in a Maine district.
As many of you are aware, the Gorham Superintendent sent a message to parents and community members yesterday stemming from a potential Facebook threat that included several school districts in York and Cumberland Counties. This message was broadcast on television networks on Wednesday evening. The threat indicated the potential of a school shooting on Friday, December 21, 2012. A specific school was not identified, but the rumor was that there was a list of schools. ...

Based on the conference call that just concluded with Superintendents and law enforcement agencies throughout the state, this situation has been determined to be not credible. The Maine State Police investigation traced the rumor beginning with a question posed via email by an administrator in a southern Maine school district to colleagues. The question had to do with students discussing the end of the world on Friday, December 21, 2012 and the Mayan calendar. The administrator was unaware of this prediction and assumed it had to do with the school shooting on December 14, 2012. Somehow this information spread from student to student and word of mouth. The Maine State Police has determined there was never a Facebook message or text message with a threat to Maine schools.

The measures I have taken between yesterday and today have been that all administrators and directors have been directed to implement a modified lock-down procedure on Friday. Exterior doors to all schools will be locked at all access points and will be manned to allow individuals in and out of the buildings. Staff who have preparation periods will monitor halls in the schools and classroom doors will be closed and locked during class time in the event we need to go into a lock-down. We have several procedures in place for such events and we are implementing them fully. ...

We will be maintaining police presence in our schools tomorrow due to the extensive media coverage of this event to insure we do not have a person acting on the media's presentation of information. Although this has been determined to be a non-credible threat, we want to insure that a person does not act on the media hype and consider such an activity. ...

Attached is a message being shared with media sources and Superintendents about the outcome of the State Police investigation. This collaborative effort was very effective in solving this potential threat.


34 posted on 12/21/2012 6:35:38 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: facedown

This is happening in the People’s Republic of Maryland too.

My kids’ school is not closing down, but a high number of children aren’t going to school today due to “credible” threats.


35 posted on 12/21/2012 6:47:04 AM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: Cboldt
Thanks for posting. Very interesting.

The Maine State Police has determined there was never a Facebook message or text message with a threat to Maine schools.

Although this has been determined to be a non-credible threat, we want to insure that a person does not act on the media hype and consider such an activity. ...

Lots of variables to cover. 8D, 6Sigma BUMP!

36 posted on 12/21/2012 7:12:08 AM PST by PGalt
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