BOMB THREATS MAKE
ME EXTREMELY UNEASY.
Our Humble High School was evacuated yesterday morning because of a bomb threat. Ever the Intrepid Scribe, I made sure to take a camera with me to the stadium, where they sent all 2,250-some-odd of us. Police surrounded the school with yellow crime-scene tape, & no one could come or go for about an hour-and-a-half.
Luckily, it was a beautiful day in the neighborhood ~ 85 degrees and sunny. Quite unseasonably lovely for October in the DC area.
Bomb-sniffing dogs searched every crevice of OHHS, and The Authorities surrounded OHHS with yellow crime-scene tape. Principal Man sounded the "All Clear" about 5 hours after our initial evacuation. We were all dismissed before that, though ~ about 11:30 a.m. ~ so got an early start on our long weekend.
The downside to this deal, however, is that a lot of kids & teachers left their stuff behind in the rush to get the hell out. This was my 3rd OHHS evac, so I knew to take my essentials. We evacuated pretty quickly, so Room 215 is a bit of a mess right now. I'll be up at school this morning to straight things up, hand over stray backpacks and give out missed assignments. Yes, a teacher's work is never done!
I got some Superior Snaps, one of which will run tomorrow in this space as part of my weekly Silly Sunday Sweepstakes. I failed to acquire a USB cord in the mad dash to get out of the building; I just added the above shot at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, after coming down to school & cleaning up the evacuation detrious. And, yes...even Mrs. Scribe was required to wear a dorky orange vest. By virtue of being one of the "adults" employed by OHHS, I was considered "in charge," for what that's worth.
My Intrepid Journalistas, but of course, were out in force during the evacuation, gathering info they'll need for a blockbuster story. They were pretty pumped that they could participate in some "breaking" news, for once.
The Big Question remains: My students were in the middle of a quiz when Principal Man ordered us out. My other class took the quiz the day before. Should I make the 4th-period kids take a makeup, or should I just render all scores null & void & move on?
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