The rumors about school violence today could exacerbate what was already likely to be a lower than normal day of attendance in school.
As noted in today's article, today is the final day before winter break. It's also an early release day for Wake County's traditional-calendar schools.
Attendance is typically down the week before winter break. How much more could it drop amid the apparently unsubstantiated rumors of school violence that are being spread around the country via social media?