The date of December 21st has gathered a lot of attention lately; some think it's the "end of the world" because the Mayan calendar ends,-but some are taking it a bit too far.
There has been some rumors, both on social media and in person about a plan to create a "safety issue" at Mountain View High School on that date.
Bend La Pine School spokesperson Julianne Repman says they contacted Bend Police and they are taking all the rumor talk seriously; and there will be repercussions. "In this situation, I think it's also important to know that there are some very hefty consequences. If a source of the rumor is found, potential charges include more than 1400 - that's more than 1400 counts of computer crimes, disorderly conduct and harassment. So we take it very seriously and we will make sure that the right things happen here in the end if there is a rumor."
Repman says that they appreciate that students are reporting the rumors they hear to authorities at the school, indicating the open lines of communication. "And thanks to the eyes and ears of the 16,000 students here in the school district; kids just don't hesitate to let us know when they hear something that just doesn't sound right. And thanks to that, we can say our schools are safe places to learn and we plan to keep it that way, thanks to all those eyes out there."
She says the utmost importance in the safety of all students - faculty and staff at all schools.