Thursday, May 6, 2010

Euphemism of the day

The term "keeping students indoors" means "lockdown".  Some nut-job is apparently running around Friendswood waving a gun this afternoon.  I'm generally quite pleased with the way our communities handle these inevitable incidents.  No panic; they just follow the procedure.  It reminds me of Californians bracing themselves in doorways during earthquakes (still watching their TVs all the while), or the old nuclear war drills in which the kids would all dive beneath their desks (still shooting spit-balls at each other).  Excerpt from the ISD website (Westbrook is Cayley's school):

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