Right now my eldest daughter's elementary school is among 13 schools in our area currently under Code Blue, or lockdown. Instruction is still continuing, but all doors are locked except the main entrance, a guard is posted at the main entrance, and no outdoor activities are happening. This is because a middle school student at one of the 3 neighborhood middle schools reported a man with a gun making an unspecified threat about a "neighborhood" school. I will not be letting Trout walk home from the bus stop today.
I hope the middle school student was simply being a little shit. I don't know how much more of this I can take. Homeschooling is not an option for me, but I am quick becoming terrified of sending my kids to school.
The world should not be like this.
Update: It WAS a student being a little shit. He confessed this afternoon. He faces criminal charges. I just hope he gets the help he needs. Next up: Skeevy Guy