School shooting prank occurs at Grand Blanc East High School Wednesday. All Genesee County Schools closed Thursday and Friday.
Potential post-Sandy Hook threats and the hype surrounding Dec. 21 being the end of world have been spreading through Genesee County and the surrounding areas. The threats led the Genesee Intermediate School District to cancel classes in all Genesee County Schools Thursday and Friday as threats of all kinds have been popping up in school districts across the state. Local schools, including Lake Fenton and Fenton have stepped up security and have had an increased police presence in the days following the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Conn. There have been no reported incident or threats at those schools, but there have been several in the region and all Genesee County and Lapeer County Schools have been closed for Thursday and Friday. A …
The Mayans may or may not have predicted the apocalypse will occur on Dec. 21 -- just two weeks from now. Do you buy it?
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Saturday, December 8, 2012
Do you expect the world to end on Dec. 21, 2012? Apocalypse in the house ... Seriously though, even NASA is getting in on the action. The agency created a page on its website devoted to debunking the Mayan apocalypse idea—not least because the Mayans never predicted any such thing. The date is simply the end of one time period that simply starts over. “Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012,” NASA wrote. But maybe they're just fun-haters: there are a number of parties planned for Dec. 20 or 21 this year, just in case the Earth explodes, or zombies run amok. With the "long count" calendar of the Ancient Mayans coming to an end that …