Spent the morning in lockdown....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ibpboo, May 7, 2008.

  1. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
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    I saw the cops fly into the parking lot, jump out of their cars and run up the hill into the field next to the elementary school I work at. Next I hear we are in code red. That means lock all doors and close all curtains. Keep the students safe. This went on for two hours. I had just received my delivery of lunches for the day but the driver was also contained and the remaining two schools could not receive their food. I had to call my boss and tell her.
    Well, long story short, two idiots had stolen a car and were being chased when they crashed it nearby and ran into the fields. No students were ever in any danger and no intruder was ever on campus, but since it was so close all precautions had to be taken. Helicopters flying overhead and search dogs brought in, roads closed. They finally caught one guy, did a search of the school, all closets, rooms etc. and then we got to come out of lock down just as it was time to start feeding lunch.
    What a hectic, annoying day.
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  2. tomdeggeater

    tomdeggeater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Better safe than sorry. They could have been bad guys,just escaped from the big house!:[​IMG]
     
  3. Cheep Mama

    Cheep Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad everyone is o.k. ! There are a lot of weirdos out there.
     
  4. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    Before we moved here, my daughter was in lock down once or twice a year, usually bomb threats from other students wanting a day off. [​IMG]

    I sure miss the simple times when we went to school and the most exciting thing that happened was we were going to have ice cream served with lunch that day.

    It's quiet here in our little town but I know it won't last, they are building houses left and right and with more people, come more problems.

    I'm sorry you had that happen today, it's disturbing.
     
  5. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    We've only done drills in the schools I've worked in. Also small quiet towns, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time before we deal with the real thing. Scary stuff!
     
  6. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    It is scary and the sad thing is it is even happening in small towns as the criminals are passing through thinking they will get away. I agree Redfeathers, the most exciting thing was when we were going to have a play for whatever holiday we were celebrating!
     
  7. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    This is in the country where I live, no big CA city or anything. Of course over the years it has grown quite a bit. When I first moved here as a kid the population was just over 3000 and we had to drive 12 miles to get to the grocery store. Now there are two major chain grocery stores out here and drug stores, gas stations, we even have stop lights, almost like a town, but there are trees and people have acreage, but there are some parts that are almost like neighborhoods. For the 2000 census, the population is now 16,432. That is 5 times the population, that is a lot, especially since I just want to be a country girl. And being that count is 8 years old, its gotta be at least 18,000 if not 20,000. That is way too fast of growth.
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  8. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    We do lockdowns at the school where I teach for various things. It can be for "Code Red" or it can be a disciplinary thing for something like gang graffiti found in the bathrooms or a neighborhood issue over the weekend that the admin thinks might carry over into school (no kids in the halls during class time without an adult escort). Our school is basically a normal public school, though it's in the city. No major issues...and I'm never scared to come to work.
     
  9. TitiBebbs

    TitiBebbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like Chicken Lady, the school where I teach locks down for reasons other than imminent physical danger. We are near train tracks and have been told we could have to lock down if a train derails with dangerous chemicals on it. One of our main reasons has been too many teachers absent and/or not enough subs. Here, we haven't had a real lock down. Citified small town school, sort of. They people here think it's a big school (1300 kids in grades Pre-K through 8) but the school I came from in South Florida had 1600 students in grades Pre-K through 5.

    There we had a true lock-down, but this was half an hour before our 2:00 dismissal. We were there until nearly 5. Luckily, I keep snacks in my room and I was able to feed my students and those in the adjacent room. That was a hectic day. I do not miss that life at all.
     
  10. TitiBebbs

    TitiBebbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like Chicken Lady, the school where I teach locks down for reasons other than imminent physical danger. We are near train tracks and have been told we could have to lock down if a train derails with dangerous chemicals on it. One of our main reasons has been too many teachers absent and/or not enough subs. Or when there is trouble at the high school. Like, at the high school (1/2 a mile away or so) a note was found about a mass killing or something. Part of the reason was that our busses cary students from the Pre-K through the middle school, then pick up the high school students before beginning rounds. Or when the kids from one of the outlying towns were rumored to be planning a fight with the kids from the main town.

    The people here think this is a big school (1300 kids in grades Pre-K through 8) but the school I came from in South Florida had 1600 students in grades Pre-K through 5.

    There we had a true lock-down, but this was half an hour before our 2:00 dismissal. We were there until nearly 5. Luckily, I keep snacks in my room and I was able to feed my students and those in the adjacent room. That was a hectic day. I do not miss that life at all.
     

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