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Thursday, 20 December 2012 09:49

Local schools close amid threats, rumors

(LAPEER COUNTY) -- The Connecticut school massacre and doomsday scenarios based on the Mayan calendar have prompted the closing of dozens of Michigan schools for the rest of the year. Lapeer, Almont and Dryden Community Schools are closed Thursday and Friday and will resume classes on Monday, January 7 following the holiday break. Lapeer Community Schools Superintendent Matt Wandrie says there have been numerous rumors circulating in the district about potential threats, which have been investigated and determined false. All after-school extracurricular events, programs, sports and practices are also canceled. Lapeer Schools have cancelled Kids and Company both Thursday and Friday. Student will however, be able to pick up any personal items from the building during certain hours Thursday.