.22 cal rounds found in my kids' school Nov 13, 2008 16:58:29 GMT -5
Post by hoodieprincess on Nov 13, 2008 16:58:29 GMT -5
Just needed a quick rant...
So, yesterday there were .22 cal rounds found in the bathroom of my kids' school. Okay, first it freaked me out just enough to make me nervous. But, one thing I pride myself on is staying level headed. I am sure the freak out moment stemmed from the fact that there was a school shooting in Florida yesterday as well. But, I know that with my kids going to a rural school in a mainly farming community, to me kids having access to bullets just seems more likely. A gun was never located and they don't know where the rounds came from. The police were involved. And, though the school has already practiced lock-down drills twice this year, they didn't have one yesterday. Okay, that part does irk me a little bit (or a lot). My daughter's grade's teachers met and decided to do a lock-down of their class as their rooms were located around the restroom in which the bullets were found.
So, my daughter's dad called me last night. He'd also gotten the phone call from the school (the one that I missed because it went to my folk's number). He instantly started screaming at me, telling me we were pulling her out of that school, I was never to send her back there, and on and on and on. When I asked him to calm down and rationally talk to me about what he'd like me to do, he called me names again and hung up on me. He called back and overall, I managed to keep my cool. I did ask him at one point to remove his head from his a$$, take a few deep breaths, and allow the oxygen back to his brain so he could think clearly before he opened his mouth again...Oops, my bad. Anyhow, he's so reactionary and he even went so far as to pull out the threats of fighting for custody. I remained calm. I let him say his piece, I said mine (or what I could fit in) and calmly told him to take me back to court if he chooses to do so.
The part that bothered me is I had a calm conversation with the kids. T already knows so much about gun safety and actually has his own gun at his dad's (not that I fully agree with it). We talked about the many things that could have resulted in bullets being in the school, all of which were not okay but most of which didn't mean them any harm at all. We discussed safety and went over what they'd learned in their lock-down drills. I mean, the kids were very calm and rational though they were a little worried. But, L's dad's hysterics were later passed on to her as he insisted he talk to her. I explained he could when he calmed down as he was the adult and for her to feel safe, he couldn't freak out on her. She walked in to hear him screaming at me. I let him talk to her a couple hours later when he called back because he seemed calm, until he got on the phone w/ her and started crying (literally) about if anything were to happen to her. So she became rather uneasy and freaked out, then my son picked up on her being that way and did the same...
WHAT A FREAKING MESS!!!