LIVONIA (WWJ) – In Livonia, police are investigating an incident in which a man reportedly pulled on two exterior doors at Stevenson High School.
District officials said the doors were locked and the man did not enter the building.
Principal Jim Gibbons said the school is safe and security staff is aware of the situation and taking the necessary precautions. There will be extra police presence around the schools through the end of the week.
Meantime, Gibbons said the schools has been receiving phone calls from concerned parents related to apocalypse rumors.
“We have been dealing with rumors regarding statements of threat to our school based on the Mayan end of the world phenomenon,” Gibbons said, in an email to parents. “Please know that no one has called in a threat, and nothing has been written anywhere in school. We have spoken to dozens of students, and we have no origin of a threat.”
He added, “Our Police Liaison Officer and our Blue Line Security personnel are well-trained. Also, our staff is trained to address security issues that arise at our school. We share in the lives of your children, and their safety is our paramount concern.”
Elsewhere, five districts in Lapeer County and 20 districts in Genesee County posted announcements Wednesday evening cancelling classes Thursday and Friday. School officials said they’re taking precautions due to talk surrounding the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut and rumors connected to the predicted the end of the world. (More on this here).