The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Environmental Guilt by Paige Wolf

Tell a Grown Up or Ignore It? Lessons from a Lockdown

December 11, 2017 | 3 Comments

On Wednesday, December 6, I was sitting in my son's elementary school library for the monthly School Advisory Council meeting. The principal received an urgent call to report to the office, so the rest of us were about to tackle the topics of bullying, consistancy of consequences, and positive student support. And a few minutes in to the irony of discussing such topics, a voice over the loudspeaker said "Teachers: prepare your classrooms for lockdown!" The librarian sprang into action locking the doors and turning off the lights, and the 20 or so of us parents moved over to sit in a corner. Some parents thought it was a drill, but I was not convinced. By the time a few minutes went by and we were sure it was not a drill, we heard police arrive to the scene. It...

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