My fourth grader had a program today. Not long after it started the principal came over the intercom saying that the school was in lockdown.
I had known something was going on not too far from the school because I had driven by a police cars and crime scene tape and everything. I was trying to find out what was going on from my mom because she has a police scanner. Unfortunately she had had the scanner turned off when all of it was going down.
I guess there was a fatal shooting about four blocks away from the school and they hadn't caught the shooter. Lovely.
The play was at 2 when it ended at about 3 the school was still in partial lock down because even though they had a suspect in custody they weren't sure if they had the right guy. Since I was already there I was able to get my two kids that were there at the grade school.
I headed over to get my Jr. High Schooler because they weren't letting kids leave without parental check out. But as I got there they announce the lifting of the lock down. So I just turned around and went home figuring it would take as much time to find Jona as it would for him to walk home and there was a big chance I would miss him.
No my 14 year old does not have a cell phone. We're barbarians I know.
Thankfully all is well, at least for our family. I don't know who was shot or what happened there. I feel badly for the family that is dealing with all of that right now.
There are a bunch of circumstances with Ty's mom that have kind of complicated things. She will be able to come home without surgery for now. But things with her health are still up in the air.
It's been a crazy day.
P.S. On a bright note I a met a lady at the school in the lobby as we were waiting to check our kids out. She was one of the lovely ladies at the blog lunch that I hadn't really got to meet! How cool is that? She looked at me and asked if she had met me recently but I told her she didn't look familiar to me. Then she said "Were you at...." but didn't finish the sentence. So I said "The blog lunch?" "Yes!" she said relieved. She didn't want to say blog lunch and have me have no clue what I was talking about and think she was mental or something ha! It was the cute Amber from Tavis and Amber! We have kids who go to the same school and even in the same grade and we didn't even know it!! I'll be stalking her from now on.