Friday, May 04, 2007

My child is still at school, and I’m here penning a blog. Why? Because his school, along with three others in the same area, two of which I attended as a child, are on lockdown. LOCKDOWN. I was irritated to be stuck in the traffic leading up to the area, knowing I was already running a few minutes behind and not having a clue as to what was going on. Police and news helicopters swarmed overhead. The 7-11 on the corner is filled with flashing blue lights and the principal of my kid’s private school met me in the parking lot and told me to go home and call in an hour.

There’re reports that there was a shooting between the elementary and middle school…where I went…not that long ago. So far, no one is reporting an injury. I’m going to log off and continue watching the news coverage.


Judy said...

Oh Jen - I hope everything is okay. That is probably my biggest fear.

Andrea said...

Oh, Jen. That's so scary. I'm sure it will all turn out well. I tell you, that's something that I'm not looking forward to. We've been overseas for 7 years in two countries that have gun control laws and in those 7 years there have been less than a handful of shootings. My friend moved back to the states last summer and tells me often of all the shootings. Very scary stuff.