Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Holy cow..sign of the times I guess....

the following is an actual conversation between little and littlest march today at breakfast.

Littlest March - "Little..do you think we will have another fire drill today?"

Little March - "Probably not..they do them once in the first few days then once or twice more during the year."

Littlest March - "Oh, okay."

Little March - "Well, we might have a school lock down drill though."

It is good that the kids are prepared in the event something like this comes up and they know what they should do...but sweet lord. Freaking "Lock down" at an elementary school (or any school) for that matter..makes ya wonder don't it.


At Tuesday, September 09, 2008 3:26:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad. Truly very sad.

As if parents don't have enough to worry about.

At Wednesday, September 10, 2008 8:48:00 AM , Blogger Jocular Schlemiel said...

Dude, did you hear about Framingham last week? The whole town had a lockdown, including the schools due to a guy running around with a knife acting suicidal.

At Saturday, September 13, 2008 8:34:00 AM , Blogger Rusty said...

We had an issue on the second or third day of school this year with a guy who had custody issues - and who was armed and suicidal - barging into the office of the high school up the street. Thing is, he also had a middle schooler in the jr. high that's connected to our elementary. Good Lord. So we had to be on "security lockdown", where we can't leave the building and have to keep our blinds and doors closed at all times. Sheesh.

It's a hard thing to explain to a kindergartener when we do a true lockdown drill, why we have to close all the blinds, lock the doors, turn off the lights, and hunker down in a dark corner of the room in complete silence. I told them it was in case a stranger came into the school. They said, "Someone who could hurt us?" *sigh* These are sad times.

At Tuesday, September 16, 2008 9:33:00 AM , Blogger Tony said...

this is another reason why we home school...


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