Thankfully, the Mayan end of times was averted this morning.

Guatemalan shaman Christian Nottbohn holds a Mayan ceremony in Copan Archeological Park in Honduras. (PBS)

The Mayan Acopalypse and rumors of violence prompted dozens of Michigan schools to cancel classes today.
The AP reported:

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.

Public schools in Genesee and Lapeer counties, neighboring counties north of the Detroit area, started the Christmas break Wednesday night rather than hold classes the rest of the week. Meanwhile, police investigated whether students made false claims about guns at the high school in Grand Blanc, said John Potbury, a spokesman for the Genesee County prosecutor.

Last week’s shooting at a Connecticut elementary school “changed all of us. … Canceling school is the right thing to do,” Genesee County schools said in a statement.

A Lapeer-area superintendent, Matt Wandrie, said rumors of violence had become a major distraction for students and staff and disrupted learning. Additionally, he said in a message to parents, “rumors connected to the Mayan calendar predicted end of the world on Friday have also surfaced.”

Friday is the day when some people believe ancient Mayan calendars predicted the world would end.

 

 

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  1. Michigan…..there’s a shocker.

  2. That’s just what you want them teaching — superstition and panic.

  3. 12/21/12 is not over yet….and who says the END has to be a giant asteroid smashing into earth ?…..The Newton shooting shows how far we have become savage pagans offering human sacrifices to our demigod Obama ….lunatics making blood offerings to move the false demigod’s agenda FORWARD….> http://youtu.be/hA8Bjzj-aLs

  4. This is what we get when the left has taken God and His Word out of their daily life. They would rather take advice from a bunch of an almost extinct pagan people who performed human sacrifice to appease gods of whatever needed appeasing at the time. These things never do work out for them, do they.

  5. Union teachers will use any excuse not to work……..

  6. A Guatemalan Shaman named Christian Nottbohn? Where did he learn shamanism from? An online course?

  7. This is a triumph for our evil media. Abusing its power to inform, the media has so grossly misinformed millions of people and pumped up their fears over something that all intelligent people know is patently false that dozens of schools have been closed in the extremely poorly informed and governed Detroit area.

    The media is a lot more responsible for our irresponsible and fascistic government than guns are responsible for gun violence. Guns don’t whisper lies in people’s ears and drive them mad.

  8. What? I thought we were living in the Apocalypse.

  9. This isn’t unusual for Michigan – we had a bomb threat in 1978 in a town just south of Grand Blanc. For reference, GB is the “affluent” suburb of Flint.

  10. Where did he learn shamanism from? An online course?

    Hey, if the US can still have faith healers, I guess Guatemala can have shamans.

  11. To donh….. It’s already tommorrow (Dec. 22nd) in Japan and Australia I think. So it looks like we made it, unless, the dark asteroid impact will be in one of our time zones:) Moo hahahahaha

  12. I have recently retired from the Michigan public schools system and this is one of the reasons I am glad to be gone. The Michigan schools have just sanctioned superstition over fact. Something like 7% of Detroit “graduates” can even read, have about a 50% drop out rate, but murders and teen pregnancies are at the top in the country. Does anyone see a correlation here? Flint and Genessee counties aren’t that much better than Detroit. People wonder why kids today have trouble separating reality from myth; fact from fiction? Just look at this article if you wonder why.

  13. Not that we needed affirmation of the large number of really stupid people in our country, thanks to the liberals controlling our schools and attacking Christians, after the last election. These are the same kooks that believe in global warming and that the moron in white house will save them.

  14. A world gone mad.

  15. What is really funny about this is the East side (i.e. the Detroit area) of the state is always calling the West and Northern portions of the states backward and paranoid fools who would be much better off if we were more like them!

    Detroit area cities are going broke, their education system is a joke, and now they are shutting down because the fear that Friday the 21st will be the end of days!!!!!

    I may be a paranoid Northern Michigan boy, who moved to the conservative West side of the state, but at least my city has a balanced budget (along with most of the neighboring cities), a fully staffed police and fire department, and my kids are getting a great education at a charter school (which was open today)!





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