Not on Topic but was on "Lock Down" today

herdizziness
herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624 Member
edited March 2011 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Yep, hopefully my first and last "LOCK DOWN". Some 45 year old student (gives us oldies a bad rep, just great)threatened to kill students, teachers and some administrators. My son was in his anthropology class on the opposite side of my classroom,and I was in my Political Science, we were busy texting each other. I looked around for the largest person in class, cause no way did I get through this far with cancer to get shot. LOL, okay just kidding there. We don't have a large person in my class, I looked.
He was located in his car and arrested. That's all the news we have on it so far.
I didn't know school could be that exciting.

Winter Marie

Comments

  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673 Member
    Unbelievable!
    I am glad you are safe + sound! That must have been scary!
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
    Whew!
    I'm so glad you're okay!

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624 Member
    You know it was
    It really was scary, you don't know what's going on. They come over the speaker phone system and inform lock down. My professor was racing to the door, she was so nervous she couldn't hardly get it locked. (You have to lock from the outside with a key and then shut it from the inside). We continued with class but everybody's eyes were on the outside, preparing to duck for cover. And me worrying about my son on the other side of the wall from me in his class. It only lasted 10 minutes, but it was a long 10 minutes. The stories on the web edition of our paper. I don't know how to do the paste link thing that Cheryl is so GREAT at, but here's the article:
    http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_17611331?source=email
    Winter Marie
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866 Member
    WOW
    I hope they let the "kid" graduate High School for crying out loud.
    45 is rather old, I hope he's at least a senior!
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624 Member
    PhillieG said:

    WOW
    I hope they let the "kid" graduate High School for crying out loud.
    45 is rather old, I hope he's at least a senior!

    Phil
    We're in college. LOL. My son and I are attending, I just started and he's finishing.
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866 Member

    Phil
    We're in college. LOL. My son and I are attending, I just started and he's finishing.

    Oh
    Never mind....
    :-)
    I had hoped he was 45 and not in HS but you never know these days...
  • lisa42
    lisa42 Member Posts: 3,625 Member
    scary!
    Wow- scary! Glad it all turned out okay and not something we had to find out about on the news. More than enough to rattle your nerves, though!
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028 Member
    I always have a hard time understanding...
    When something can be so important that someone can think of taking a life...even his/her own....sigh....

    I think as a cancer survivor, my insticts are just the opposite...I, too, would have looked for the biggest person in the room, my dear Winter Marie!!!! (Hummmm, maybe that is why I hang around with dutch people...the tallest people in the world....*smile*!)

    Hugs, Kathi
  • CherylHutch
    CherylHutch Member Posts: 1,375
    Geez Winter...
    Some people will do anything to get out of homework :D

    But seriously, I'm glad it all ended peacefully and no one was hurt. There just seems to be more and more "incidences" in schools, be them high schools, colleges or universities and it has to make you wonder... WHY??? Places of learning, places of classes and homework and studying.... why would anyone think these are good places to go in with a gun or threats to students/teachers? I just don't get it.

    Granted, usually the people with the gun have some pretty serious mental problems.... but I think of the current devastation in Japan and for the life of me, I can't think of any legitimate reason anyone has here in North America that gives them reason to think they should/could do damage to others :/

    Sure glad to hear you and your son are ok.... and all your classmates :)

    Cheryl
  • Geez Winter...
    Some people will do anything to get out of homework :D

    But seriously, I'm glad it all ended peacefully and no one was hurt. There just seems to be more and more "incidences" in schools, be them high schools, colleges or universities and it has to make you wonder... WHY??? Places of learning, places of classes and homework and studying.... why would anyone think these are good places to go in with a gun or threats to students/teachers? I just don't get it.

    Granted, usually the people with the gun have some pretty serious mental problems.... but I think of the current devastation in Japan and for the life of me, I can't think of any legitimate reason anyone has here in North America that gives them reason to think they should/could do damage to others :/

    Sure glad to hear you and your son are ok.... and all your classmates :)

    Cheryl

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  • Sonia32
    Sonia32 Member Posts: 1,071 Member
    Soo glad your ok
    Hugs Winter Marie.