Anatomy of the school-closing decision: Rumors of violence led to all Genesee County schools shutting for two days | MLive.com
GENESEE COUNTY, MI -- It was an unusual meeting for an unusual day.
Swirling rumors that started earlier in the week at county schools had everyone on edge Wednesday, Dec. 19.
According to the rumor being passed around, largely on Facebook, some students were planning a "revolt" on Friday, Dec. 21, the day some believe ancient Mayan calendars predict the world will end.
Earlier in the day, police swarmed Grand Blanc High School after a 911 call reported shots fired in the building.
The report turned out to be false, a text message prank, but for a few terrifying minutes, Grand Blanc and other area schools went on lockdown.