All Genesee County Schools Canceled Thursday and Friday

Citing potential threats and the hype about Dec. 21 being the end of the world, Genesse and Lapeer County schools canceled classes and activities for the remainder of the week.

In a release from Genesee Intermediate School District, classes and all in-county activities for are canceled for all schools Dec. 20 and Dec. 21.

A release from the ISD states:

"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"

You can read more details about the Fenton area school threats on Fenton Patch.

NBC25 reported Lapeer County schools also canceled classes citing distractions caused by rumors of violence.

"As you may know, there have been numerous rumors circulating in our district, and in neighboring districts, about potential threats of violence against students," the news release from North Branch Area Schools said. "Additional rumors connected to the Mayan calendar predictions of the end of the world on Friday have also surfaced. These rumors have been thoroughly investigated and determined to be false. There have been no credible threats made against any of our students. However, these rumors have been a serious distraction for students, teachers, administrators, and parents.

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