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Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County schools. You can email him at jbranscome@freelancestar.com.

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Spotsy superintendent issues letter regarding rumors and security

Spotsylvania Superintendent Scott Baker issued a letter to parents this morning regarding the ongoing rumors of threats of violence and the end of the world.

He stated the division is dealing with these rumors vigilantly and continues to have law enforcement at all schools. In addition, additional deputies will be at schools on Friday, the day linked to the doomsday rumors that have been circulating nationwide.

Spotsylvania students have a regular school day on Friday. They then are on break until Jan. 2.

Stafford County schools are on the same holiday schedule. That division has also posted on its home page a statement discrediting doomsday rumors.

Below is the statement just released by Dr. Baker.

The division also placed tips on its home page regarding how to talk to students about these issues.

Dear Parents.

As you may be aware, there are several rumors regarding threats of violence and end of the world on December 21, 2012. As with any threat, we take them seriously and are working with the law enforcement and staff to investigate and maintain campus safety. 

In our communication with law enforcement, we are aware that these rumors are nationwide and are unfounded.

We will continue to be vigilant and to work with the Sheriff’s Office to address these matters. Today, tomorrow, and Friday there will be Sheriff’s officers in every school.  To further ease concerns, Friday we will have additional law enforcement to support our schools. We appreciate your support in helping us to end the rumors.

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