Sunday, August 10, 2008

How safe is school?


Well, we are in the second week of school. On Wednesday, a boy brought a 9mm handgun to Calla's Middle School and was showing his friend how to load and unload it. The young man, brought the gun to school to take care of a boy who was "picking on him." A teacher on duty, saw the young man with the gun, and called the principal, and authorities. THANK HEAVENS that a teacher was aware of what was going on in his/her classroom. I can't imagine the horrible things that could have happened. The boy was arrested and taken into custody. His parents are here in our country illegally, along with his brother. They are going to be deported back to Mexico. Which is causing major debate in our area! Send him back, I say. I just finished reading the book "Nineteen Minutes" by Jodi Picoult and it's a story about a school shooting. Since Columbine, most schools now require teachers, and students to wear I.D. badges. While reading the book, I often wondered if the I.D. badges were for safety, or to identify the dead after a school shooting. Great read, if you want a good book! if you want to see the full story from the news and watch a video clip, click on www.abc15.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=0450ce2d-8f53-49d8-a65f-1938692db1f4.

4 comments:

T said...

I'm having a hard time feeling bad for that family - if they want to stay together, they can do so... in Mexico - I don't see the problem for them... okay, well aside from the fact that their 12 year old is a bit on the creepy side...

I hope Calla wasn't aware of all that scariness at the time it was happening!

nellelund said...

Oh that is scary. I think the bullying issue needs to be addressed more seriously! Our poor kids have such serious problems to deal with at such a young age, and no common sense to help them.

just the five of us said...

calla's friend sat next to the crazy boy in one of their classes.
I know the middle school has a strict bullying policy, but apparantly, the boy thinks a stolen gun is the answer.

Brent and Jessica said...

That is so scary. I am glad that everything turned out okay, but it always makes you think about what if it didn't. I am glad everybody is okay, especially Calla!