Update: A shooting threat – at our high school today

Update: The 14 year old girl who make the threat to the school confessed. It was a joke to get the day off. She was then arrested and taken away from her school, her family and friends and put in juvenile hall. She was also expelled from the school. A joke that caused so much panic and no doubt will ruin the life of this middle class girl. I can’t imagine the horror she will have this Halloween in jail.

It is sad. Very sad. PLEASE talk to your kids about consequences. Too many kids are clueless about the grave consequences of their actions. Even a small joke can turn serious and dangerous. A confession won’t get you a “get out of jail free” card. Tell your teens to THINK and remember cautionary tales such as this one. It is just sad and unfortunate all the way around. Wanting a day off from school ruined a life. It isn’t worth it.

Vampire Maman

Halloween is almost here so…

I’d seriously planned, and still do, to post a story about my usually collection of Vampire friends and musings, but right now I have to talk about high school and what is happening today.

This isn’t going to be a post that changes your life. It isn’t especially written well or entertaining. It is just my own feelings about today.

On Friday tragedy stuck a high school in Marysville, Washington in the form of another senseless and tragic school shooting. This morning I heard on the radio that another student had died from her injuries.  My heart breaks for her and her parents. There was no reason for this to happen.

Then around 7:30 am this morning my phone rang. It was my daughter’s school. In a recorded message the school principal said there had been a threat. A threat that there would be a…

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  1. I hear you Juliette. Back in 1982 when I was attending HS, we had a group of about 3 students who started calling in bomb threats. While it didn’t get the school closed down, it did get everyone out of the building for an hour or so and people would conveniently disappear for the rest of the day. They too got caught and hauled away by the police and never stepped foot back in our school. Some things never change, but the severity of fear these days is much worse. Such jokes are NOT funny. Thanks for updating us on this matter.

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