A Delayed Post About a Bomb Threat

This has been an odd week.  Actually, that’s probably not the right word.

Our school district had three bomb threats this week.  THREE.  Monday there was a bomb threat at one of the high schools.  Wednesday an anonymous caller said there was a bomb at an elementary school.  Today, an anonymous caller said there was a bomb at one of the schools.

All of the schools were evacuated.  I picked my kids up Wednesday and today.  Both days things were handled very efficiently and calmly.  My kids asked me what was up and I told them that someone had called in and threatened the schools.  Today my 6 year old told a friend he was out of school because “we had another bomb day.”

I remember growing up during the Cold War and that there was always this slight fear a nuclear war would break out.  As a kid, I didn’t really understand what all of this meant except that Russians seemed to be bad guys in A LOT of films.  I guess every generation grows up with a little fear but this seems much closer to home.

I didn’t believe there was a bomb either time, but that doesn’t mean I’m not completely and utterly pissed off.  A person should not threaten children.  It is not a “gag” to threaten a school.  I want this person caught and prosecuted and I want them to rot in jail.

I don’t consider myself a very violent person.  Sure I like the occasional hockey fight as much as the next person, but I’ve never had the desire to punch anyone until this week.  I think if I met the person or persons responsible, I would take a swing.

I don’t know if that makes me a bad person; if I should learn to forgive and move on.  Here is my problem with that: I think it’s someone out to just have some fun and games.  I don’t think it’s someone who needs help.  I think it’s a complete and utter jerk.  And I guess, deep down, I believe it’s OK to punch complete and utter jerks who threaten kids.

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