One Day in the 1990s

In light of ongoing events…this memory came to mind
One Day in the 90sBy Pauline Harris

I was on the education staff at a school. This story is not about the students, but a parent.

… mid-day came

A loud pounding

At the front door

The whole building

Seemed to shake

Harsh shouting

Everyone on alert

Although we were not

Sure what was happening

As we were still inside

Working in our classrooms

Maintaining order

Helping students

To remain calm

And try to get them on task

…the yelling outside

Got much more threatening

Lock down was ordered

Although we pretty much

Had already been doing it

But now we were locked in

Away from the door

And remaining calm

Rustling noises came

Bang, shots were fired

And then silence

Police came

No one was killed

No one was injured

Seriously

…the parent was taken

Into custody

The gun was gone

All was secure

And handled appropriately

As we all had trained for

We found out later

The parent was drunk

And in a custody battle

Over their child

…we were prepared

But we never wanted

To use that training

Beforehand we thought

It odd training,

But now it is common

Sadly too frequently used

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