So, the world's not ending today after all. Unless maybe the Mayans are holding out for noon in the Hawaiian time zone or something.
--But there are thousands of kids and hundreds of teachers in Michigan who are OVERJOYED that the Mayan apocalypse got the press it did. Because 33 schools in Michigan were closed today BECAUSE of the possible end of the world.
--The Lapeer Community School District sent everyone home for Christmas break early. Quote, "Rumors connected to the Mayan calendar [predicting the] end of the world have also surfaced."
--Now . . . it's not QUITE as ridiculous as it sounds. In the wake of the Connecticut shooting, schools are on higher alert than ever.
--And the superintendent says he was worried about having the kids in school on Friday because he's seen things about the Mayan apocalypse on Twitter like, quote, "Friday would be a great day to go out with a bang."