It’s over. The police found two guns, but no threats were ever made. No one got hurt. And supposedly everything is “back to normal” after a 90-minute lockdown. Though I don’t know how anyone can expect the rest of the day to be “normal” after something like this.

Apparently, everyone at school thought this was just a drill (in light of the shootings at Virginia Tech) to start with…there was supposed to be a drill of some sort today, but nobody knew when it was going to be. After about half an hour, it was clear it WASN’T a drill.

Preteen should have some interesting stories to tell after school…

Whew!

8 thoughts on “Whew!

  • April 20, 2007 at 4:48 pm
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    This reminds me of the lockdown my Elementary school had during the Rodney King riots back in the 90’s. That was scary! We had a couple bomb threats but they didn’t find anything. Still having police and others swarm our K-3 school was very scary.

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    • April 20, 2007 at 5:26 pm
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      Oh, I’ll bet! We had one bomb threat when I was in high school…that’s the closest I’ve ever come to anything like this. And even then, nobody really believed there was a bomb in our school. I remember arriving at school that day and being told we couldn’t go in because of the bomb threat. So a group of us went out for donuts and came back. I don’t know what it’s like to truly feel FEAR in school. Not like today’s kids. But I sure know what it’s like to feel fear as a parent!

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    • April 20, 2007 at 5:22 pm
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      I AM relieved…but I’m not relaxed. Not yet. I can’t stop thinking about what COULD have happened.

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    • April 21, 2007 at 8:48 pm
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      Yeah. Preteen was a little shaken up after school, but it’s over. And it could have been so much worse.

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  • April 20, 2007 at 8:46 pm
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    *breathing a sigh of relief that it wasn’t worse*

    Hang in there, Dori!

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