Sunday, May 06, 2007

**Update on the "shooting"**

In total, eight schools were on lockdown on Friday, four of them nowhere close to the area that the supposed shooting was. A schizophrenic man was apparently between the middle and elementary schools, on the fields when some kids thought they heard some loud popping sounds which turned into a police and media frenzy and affected hundreds of families. The man was brought in for questioning. No weapon. No shooting. No injury. Just a lot of commotion.

What a strange, scary world I have to raise my kids in. The biggest threat when I attended elementary school was kidnapping or being hit by a car when crossing the somewhat busy road to get to the school itself. Now we have to talk to our five year olds about abduction and drugs, creepy adults with lures such as puppies or candy who want things that aren’t even conceivable to a little mind. The news talked about helicopter parents: those who are in constant hover mode over their kids, always wanting to know where they are and what they’re doing. Well, no wonder.

6 comments:

Judy said...

Unfortunately, there's really no place that is safe from these kinds of things. I'm glad everything turned out alright. I would have been a pool of blubber by the time I got home!

Andrea said...

I am so proud to be a helicopter parent!! Call me whatever you want but I'm gonna do what I can to protect my kids from freaks!! Besides, I think there's a big difference between sheltering and protecting. I'm more into the protecting!

I'm glad that everything in this recent situation turned out okay. With all the increased violence in schools over the last 10 - 15 years you can't be too careful. It's better to be safe than sorry!

Love and hugs to the family! ~Andie

Shelley said...

I am so glad everyone is safe. And I am also proud to be known as a helicopter parent - we gotta stick together to keep our kids safe.

The Kept Woman said...

Good God. What is wrong with people these days??

And yes, I concur with all the other comments...I'm very glad that everyone is OK and things went down without incident.

P.S. Your dad's cats are Resident and Occupant? Yes well, my parents' cats actually receive phone calls...the Unknowns are for one and Privates are for another. I think it would be dangerous to get our parents together.

Raggedy said...

The hedline scacred me. I am glad you are all okay...
I have been away from blogning for a bit..
It is memorial day and I would like to thank Bill for his service...
Hugs and Love from our home to yours..
Raggedy

Raggedy said...

Miss y'all!
Happy Father's Day to Bill.
Have a wonderful day!
*^_^
(=':'=) hugs
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the Cool Raggedy one