A prank 911 call about a violent domestic incident brought fear to young children and teachers

LETTERS: Hoax was not without casualties

Editor:

Re: Prank 911 call triggers huge response, June 5.

Editor:

Re: Prank 911 call triggers huge response, June 5.

Worst day of my life at work/school.

Code red, a real one.

My kindergarten students rushing inside being chased by police to get them to safety.

I jumped to do what I needed to do, locking windows/doors, closing blinds, hiding the children and keeping them quiet.

Holding four of them as their tears soak my shirt as they muffle their cries. Holding them, telling they were going to be OK. Assuring them that I would keep them safe.

All the while wondering, was my son safely inside the school? Wishing he was with me.

Hearing sirens, helicopters, yelling and then chilling silence. Footsteps in the hallway, intruder or police? Holding our breath.

Turns out the 911 domestic call with shots fired was a hoax.

This makes me so angry! Children traumatized for no reason. Teachers wondering if we will need to lay down our lives for our kids. Visions of Sandy Hook alive in our minds.

We love our students, and this senseless act has hurt them and us, their teachers.

Thank you to the police, canine unit, SWAT team, firefighters and paramedics for your hard work.

Thank you to my colleagues for working as a team securing our school.

Lastly, loads of love to all my friends and family. We never know when our last day will be, and I want all of you to know I was thinking about all of you and how special you are to me.

M.L. Walker, White Rock

 

 

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