Monday, December 17, 2012

Here a Pile, There a Pile, Everywhere Another Pile

Pile. 
That just about sums up my life right now. 
There seems to be a pile of something everywhere I look. 

A pile of gingerbread cookies for party favors in storage. 


A pile of items for the party after the wedding reception. 

A pile of gifts for Christmas morning.

A pile of gifts for Christmas Day. 

A pile of wedding gifts arriving. 

A pile of belongings to be shipped to San Diego.

A pile of registry gifts Bed, Bath and Beyond is shipping to San Diego for the couple.

I'll spare you the laundry pile...
I am sure you can just imagine it. 
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But today, it was an emotional pile. 
At 8:30 this morning 
I received a text from my son that the school was in lockdown. 

Immediately my heart started racing...
the school website was crashed 
and you couldn't get a line to make a phone call. 

Finally there was some tv news...
vague news: 
Police descending on the building, 
a gun, a suspect in custody.  

It turned out to be what is called a "misunderstanding." 
An AP Bio class acting out how killer t cells work in the body. 
Their actions were picked up on surveillance by security who saw
students in camo using an umbrella
to demonstrate killer t cells. 

SWAT broke into the class and took into custody kids 
who thought the were doing a school assignment. 
They had no idea they were considered the threat. 

Thankfully, there was no real threat.  
I received another text,  "All good." 
Whew.

Of course, everyone has a criticism now: 
blaming the kids, blaming the school, blaming the police. 
But I am thankful the school didn't take any chances 
and responded proactively to protect the kids.   

5 comments:

  1. You're very organized!

    Thankfully, it worked out well.

    I get being sensitive to what happened in Newtown, but do you think the people watching the camera could have exercised a bit of common sense and done a bit of investigation before calling the SWAT team?

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  2. We're all going to be on edge for a while!

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  3. Wow!! I saw your update on FB but didn't realize the details until I read this post.

    A little scary!

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  4. I'm so thankful it WAS all good at your son's school... it's all just a bit too scary these days.

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  5. At least your piles are neat and well-ordered. My grandkids just went back to "MommyDaddy Home." And the piles they left in "NanaDiggy Home" look like they were made by a hurricane.

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