My oldest dd kinda caused a school lockdown today. Nope, sooooo not kidding. TGIF I feel like a gigantic a**hole. :-( ugh
Soooo... With all the horrific stuff that has gone on at schools etc, we now have armed police officers at our school. Today my DH got off work early and we walked to school with the dog to get the girls. I went up into the carloop area to gather them and he stayed at the edge of the school property with Jäger.
Baylie came out with kinder first, I thought I saw the 3rd graders come up the opposite end but didnt see Rylie. I waited for Mack with the 1st graders and then walked down to get Rylie. The problem? She wasn't there. I mean NO WHERE to be seen. Her teacher and friends insisted she had been there when they left the classroom. At first I wasn't concerned. I walked the route back to the classroom, walked the halls, checked the bathrooms etc, and then figured I had just missed her. I walked back to the carloop and she STILL wasn't there after about 15 minutes. At that point I panicked. I told her teacher, call someone, call them NOW, radio whoever she is missing. Her teacher turned white and ran to the police officer. He radioed the front office, the principal dispatched everyone available to look and after another 10 minutes we realized she wasn't the only child missing. At this point I am in full on panicked psycho mom mode. I was FURIOUS and asked how in the hell you loose two kids on a 3 minute walk from the classroom? I made her teacher cry. :-( Mack was still with me and started to cry asking where her sister was, Greg realized something was wrong and started to walk up to the loop with Jäger and Baylie, her friends started to panic. I cannot even tell you the fear in my heart at that moment. It was a mad house. The police officer cannot leave the carloop at that time and radioed to back up that we have 2 missing kids on campus, an announcement went out over the pa to lock the school down and all cars were stopped from leaving... JUST as they went to lock the gates, guess which two little girls came out of a room??? You guessed it. My daughter and her little friend. I ran up to her and hugged her then I started yelling. Where HAVE YOU BEEN!?! Have you lost your mind?!? Everyone has been looking for you!!!! You scared us all to death!!! At that point my emotions took over and I was crying and yelling. Other kids were just staring at me, her teacher and her teacher from last year who were standing with us were crying, the police officer was canceling back up, and the principal was trying to get traffic moving again. Hot friiggin mess.
Apparently the kids found out today who made the school play. The little girl Rylie was with was not selected and she ran into an empty classroom crying. Rylie followed after her to comfort her having no idea they would be considered missing and cause all of this. Because the classrooms are required now to be locked at all times no one looked in the rooms that were empty. When I was able to calm myself I told Rylie I was proud she went to help a friend who was upset, but explained what they did and how it looked to everyone else. I am pretty darn sure it will never happen again. I feel really really bad I was yelling at her in front of everyone, but I couldn't help it. I was terrified. It was one of those awful mom moments where you wish you would have handled it better but your emotions overwhelm you. I wanted to beat her butt and hug the crap out of her at the same time. I love that my daughter has such a good heart, but I wish her brain would kick in just as loud. Lol OMG.
I gave her teacher a hug and apologized for saying what I did. I know it's really not her fault. She told me she didn't blame me one bit, but I still feel awful. I think I owe her a gift certificate for a dinner. Lol she said she was texting her fiancé to have a strong Margherita ready for her when she got home. Lol
friggin KIDS! Aggggghhhhhhhh !!! Lol