Thursday, April 30, 2009
Bored to Tears
So, two days ago somebody wrote a threatening note on the wall in the boys locker room that said something to the effect of: "I'm going to kill everyone on 4/30/09." I've heard it refered to as the "murderous threat" "death threat" "low-level-threat" and "prank." The principal sent an email out to the staff yesterday and told us that it had been investigated and not to worry. He didn't give any details. Needless to say, rumors were flying around the building among both students and staff, and the kids started filling in the blanks and making up the details that were missing. We had a staff meeting after school and were told to proceed "business as usual." So here I am, sitting at my desk, bored to tears. Only half the students showed up, and it's pretty hard to proceed "business as usual" with just four kids. Instead, they've been drawing on the chalkboard and teaching me some Chinese characters. I now know how to write 1, 2, and 3. What a day.