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Harford County Schools To 'Remain Vigilant' on Dec. 21

With rumors circulating that Friday marks the “end of the world," Teri Kranefeld, Harford County Public Schools Communication Manager, made the following statement to parents on Thursday, Dec. 20.

Parents of Harford County Public Schools students received a call on Dec. 20 that said the following, in response to threats related to rumors regarding the end of the world on Dec. 21.

As you may be aware, rumors have begun to surface via media and social media regarding tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 21. All rumors related to Harford County Public Schools are immediately investigated for credibility by our Safety and Security Office and local law enforcement agencies.

At this time, none of the rumors have been deemed credible; however, we will remain vigilant in investigating all rumors. Please know that Harford County Public Schools is working with law enforcement agencies, as a precaution, to provide an increased police presence around schools throughout the day tomorrow. While you may physically see some of the police presence, other security measures will not be visible by design. All Harford County Public Schools will operate on a normal schedule tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 21.

Please assist us in managing any rumors by talking with your child about responsible social media use, if appropriate, as rumors originate in that forum and can cause undue stress on the school community. Thank you in advance for your cooperation, together we can help keep our schools a safe and comfortable learning environment for our children. This is Teri Kranefeld for Harford County Public Schools.

Becky Z December 21, 2012 at 09:28 PM
My daughter, a Jr in High school was very uneasy yesterday..came home from school and told me. Felt scared at school. Also, someone was expelled from her school yesterday. So something was going on??? I find it hard to believe you are expelled for a rumor.
Dan December 21, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Very well said!!! My sentiments exactly!
Cornelius December 21, 2012 at 10:34 PM
How did your child know this particular student was expelled, or suspended? Did the school faculty inform her directly, inform the student body over intercom?
Gmen December 25, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Ahh, "No child left behind" and the generation of everyone getting a trophy. You could probably keep your children home from school indefinitely and they still receive a diploma, ehhh?
Gmen December 25, 2012 at 03:31 PM
LVFleming is a prime example of a keyboard cowboy.

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