Would you take your child out of school...
I work in a school and we were given a heads up about a threat made by a man to do something like what happened in CT. My DS was home sick with DH, but my DD was at school. I texted DH and told him what I knew and asked what he thought about picking her up. He asked my opinion and I flat out said if her teacher wasnt a moron, I would probably keep her in school. I know how aware I am of my surroundings, but DDs teacher is another story. So he swung by and dismissed her right before lunch. She missed half a day. She is in 4th grade. When DH was having her dismissed, HER teacher was walking by so the secretary asked her to grab DD when she got to the lunch room...her teacher said "oh is she 3rd grade?". Umm, no, she is in your class....this just confirmed to me and DH that DD is not really super cared for while in this woman's classroom.
Some of my coworkers thought I was paranoid and overly cautious. I think better safe than sorry. Also, I was not like frantically calling being crazy, I texted DH to see what he thought and we agreed all through texting very calmly. It was not a big deal and to us, missing a little school now and then is not the end of the world. If some of the circumstances were different we would have made a different decision I think. If DH wasn't home, it may not have been an option. If DDs teacher was normal. If DDs classroom was inside the building (we have a modular building outside with two classrooms because this town refuses to pass a budget to add on to the schools that desperately need it..DDs classroom is in that outside building...with no bathroom or closet, where would they go if something were to happen?). If both kids were at DSs school where there is a police officer on duty. If if if...but the way the circumstances were my instinct was to let the kid miss half a day and be home with dad. If I am able to protect my kids, why wouldn't I?
What would you do? Do you think I'm paranoid and crazy?