School district website addresses rumored 'student revolt'
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GRAND BLANC, MI (WNEM) -
The Grand Blanc School District posted information regarding a rumored "student revolt" planned for the supposed "end of the world" this Friday.
The district said local law enforcement is investigating the rumors which have been making the rounds on several social media networks.
The statement mentions talk of students bringing weapons to local high schools. In response, school officials are increasing police presence at all schools this week.
The district's posted statement can be read below:
"We are currently working with local law enforcement regarding a rumor circulating among some Genesee County High Schools via social media networks about a 'student revolt' planned for this Friday. As you know 12-21-12 is supposed to be the end of the Mayan long-count calendar and we've received word from several students, parents, and some staff that there is talk about students bringing weapons to some local high schools on Friday. Here in Grand Blanc we are investigating every lead and taking each account seriously.
In an effort to deal with this situation there will be an increased police presence at the district's schools this week. Additionally, we are implementing a secure-in-place policy that keeps exterior and interior doors locked at all our schools but allows students to move about within the buildings. We will be secure-in-place for the rest of this week.
As we learn more, we will share more. As always, we ask that you keep your eyes and ears open and report any specific information to administration or law enforcement."
WNEM.com and TV5 will update this story with any new information throughout the week.
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