All Genesee County and Lapeer County schools are closed Thursday, Dec. 20 and Friday, Dec. 21. The message affects all 21 Genesee Intermediate School Districts.
Schools will close due to rumors that have multiplied as a result of social media and threats within local districts.
A statement from the Genesee County district reads: "That brings pause as to whether conducting classes would be appropriate. We have discussed information from local law enforcement, the realities of being able to investigate every threat, information related to district sensitivities and our concerns about whether a normal instructional day could be achieved."
District officials said canceling class is the appropriate thing to do in light of the tragedy in Connecticut.
It goes on to say, "It is clear that last Friday changed all of us. As educators, we acknowledge, and we believe our communities would agree, that schools are at the center of concern right now. As school district superintendents, we have been in constant communication with one another and there are too many unique factors that have influenced our unanimous decision to cancel school and all school activities for Thursday, Dec. 20 and Friday, Dec. 21."
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