Michigan Schools Close Early Out of Fear of Mayan Apocalypse
10:30 am, December 21st | by Colette McIntyre
Much like the men I schedule dates with through OkCupid, the Mayan apocalypse was a no-show. If you’ve spent this morning tearing down the complex water purification system you set up last night or trying to access your morning cereal from behind a wall of stockpiled soups cans, don’t feel too bashful! You’re not alone. In fact, over thirty Michigan schools ended their semester two days early, due in some part to the rumored end of days.
Matt Wandrie, a Michigan school official, said that both the recent shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary and talk of the Mayan apocalypse contributed to five districts’ decision to cancel the last days of classes. “Given the recent events in Connecticut, there have been numerous rumors circulating in our district, and in neighboring districts, about potential threats of violence against students,” Wandrie posted on his website. “Additionally, rumors connected to the Mayan calendar predicted end of the world on Friday have also surfaced.”
So it seems all this doomsday talk wasn’t a total failure — some kids in Michigan scored an early vacation. Totally worth all the hysteria!