Doesn't that sound like it should be a movie title? I wish it were, but it's not. It's what happened at Alex's school yesterday.
When he got home yesterday, as I was going through the take home folder, I found the ominous piece of paper.
To Parents of all School Students,
Today there was a bomb threat at the high school. All students were eveacuated from both the middle and high school buildings. All students and staf are accounted for. High School and Middle school bus studens will be dismissed and bused home. Sutdens that walk will also be released at this time. Any student not rididing the bus or walking must be picked up. Elementary school studens will remain in session. Highs school students and staff with cars in any parking lot will not be able to take thier car until the school parking lot is determined to be secure.
The even more worrisome issue? This is the second one in 30 days, and (obviously) they haven't caught the moron responsible for the first one. Alex is in the elementary school and not the conjoined middle/high school, so I should clarify that it was not his actual building that was under the threat.
What upsets me (other than the obvious) is that Alex's school building is less than a 1/8 mile from the high school. His classroom actually looks out across the playground (between the elementary and high school) at the High School building.
Yet they kept the Elementary school kids in session..AND..the building was never swept for bombs by the explosive dogs. EITHER TIME. I get that the Elementary school was not the 'intended' target, but you would think common sense would dictate.
Yes, I know. Everyone keeps telling me to calm down and not over react. But how do you NOT over react a little bit with two bomb threats in one month...even if it is most likely a hoax!
How would you react and what would you think should be the proper response?
Am I over reacting?
Am I over reacting?