I kept one of my kids home from school today. Apparently there were multiple threats made by some students to bring physical harm to the student body. The principal and local law enforcement were involved and “appropriate action” was taken. We were also told that there would be a police presence at the school today. The principal did her very best to assure us that they were on top of things.
I still kept my child home.
It’s been only one week since the Sandy Hook tragedy and I’m already hearing about copycat threats in many schools across the country.
It’s not good for my shattered nerves and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in this feeling.
And I have to be honest with you, this whole Mayan apocalypse thing that has everyone in a dither means nothing to me. The idea of something happening to my child is much more frightening than the idea of the world coming to an end.
So, I’m curious. Are any of you hearing about threats popping up in your schools? How are you coping with this? Do you have faith in your school administration that they are on top of this stuff or do you feel vulnerable?
Please, absolutely no political discussion. I will delete anything controversial or inflammatory. All I want to know is if you are hearing about threats and how you are coping with it.
Maybe if we talk about it I won’t feel so afraid.