yesterday the school day started with a "lock-down" because
of police activity in the area.
as parents dropped kids off at school they were met in the front
and were told of the situation. Most parents took their kids home
with them. The bus riders, walkers and those that chose to
stay were kept in the cafeteria until the teachers went down
to escort them to the classes.
there were lots of police on campus, and helicopters.
the gates to the upper stairwells were locked as were
all the classroom doors.
Every year there is a "lockdown " practice drill, so the kids
now what to do. No opening of doors, windows closed, etc.
The kids were great! We ended up with 10 ( a few came after
the all-clear was given). We spent the whole day working
on our animal reports.
We were actually "locked down" for about an hour. I think the people
that were on social media were more "freaked out" than those of us
that were locked safely in the classrooms. We kept things as "normal" as
possible for the kids and they were great!
Never a dull moment it seems.
Congrats to the staff of Waialua Elementary for a job well done.