Some students in Michigan will be getting an extra-long holiday break this year, thanks to the supposed end of the world.
Five Michigan school districts in Lapeer County have shuttered their doors early this holiday season, partly out of concern over end-of-the-world hysteria sparked by the Mayan Long Count calendar.
In a letter to parents and students, Wandrie, explained each rumor had been independently investigated and dismissed. However, he stood by his decision:
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. Therefore, given the significant disruption to the teaching and learning process, I have decided, along with my fellow superintendents of Lapeer County, to cancel school for both Thursday, December 20th, and Friday, December 21st.