Monday, September 10, 2007

Terrible School Day



Today at my DD's school during 2nd period there was a bomb threat. They evacuated the school and then "swept the school" with the fire department, police department, dogs and bomb squad. Luckily, they did not find any bombs, but during the evacuation, there were many fights that broke out with several arrests made. It is my understanding that both a teacher and the principal were accosted during one of the fights. It is also my understanding that these fights were gang related. Now this is a GOOD school with normally no problems. The school ended up being dismissed over an hour early because so many students had already been taken out of school by parents.


When I got home, I had the following email and could not believe how appropriate:

Dear God: Why didn't you save the school children at...
Moses Lake , Washington 2/2/96
Bethel , Alaska 2/19/97
Pearl , Mississippi 10/1/97
West Paducah , Kentucky 12/1/97
Stamp, Arkansas 12/15/97
Jonesboro , Arkansas 3/24/98
Edinboro , Pennsylvania 4/24/98
Fayetteville , Tennessee 5/19/98
Springfield , Oregon 5/21/98
Richmond , Virginia 6/15/98
Littleton , Colorado 4/20/99
Taber , Alberta , Canada 5/28/99
Conyers , Georgia 5/20/99
Deming , New Mexico 11/19/99
Fort Gibson , Oklahoma 12/6/99
Santee , California 3/ 5/01
El Cajon , California 3/22/01
and Blacksburg, VA 4/16/07 ?

Sincerely,Concerned Student
_________
Reply:
Dear Concerned Student:
Sorry,I am not allowed in schools.
Sincerely, God
_________

How did this get started?...
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Let's see, I think it started when
Madeline Murray O'Hare complained
She didn't want any prayer in our schools.
And we said, OK.
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Then, someone said you better not:
Read the Bible in school; the
Bible that says "thou shalt not kill,
Thou shalt not steal,
And love your neighbors as yourself,"
And we said, OK...
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Dr. Benjamin Spock said
We shouldn't spank our children
When they misbehaved
Because their little personalities
Would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem.
And we said,

An expert should know what he's talking about
So we won't spank them anymore..
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Then someone said
Teachers and principals better not
Discipline our children when they misbehave.
And the school administrators said
No faculty member in this school
Better touch a student when they misbehave
Because we don't want any bad publicity,
And we surely don't want to be sued.
And we accepted their reasoning...
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Then someone said,let's let our daughters have abortions if they want,
And they won't even have to tell their parents.
And we said, that's a grand idea.
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Then some wise school board member said,
Since boys will be boys
And they're going to do it anyway, let's give our sons all the condoms they want,
So they can have all the fun they desire,
And we won't have to tell their parents they got them at school.
And we said, that's another great idea...
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Then some of our top elected officials said
It doesn't matter what we do in private as long as we do our jobs.
And we said,
It doesn't matter what anybody, including the President,
Does in private as long as we have jobs and the economy is good....
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And someone else took that appreciation a step further
And published pictures of nude children
And then stepped further still by
Making them available on the Internet.

And we said, everyone's entitled to free speech....
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And the entertainment industry said,let's make TV shows and movies that promote
Profanity, violence and illicit sex...
And let's record music that encourages
Rape, drugs, murder, suicide, and satanic themes...
And we said,it's just entertainment
And it has no adverse effect
And nobody takes it seriously anyway,So go right ahead.
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Now we're asking ourselves
Why our children have no conscience,
Why they don't know right from wrong,
And why it doesn't bother them to
Kill strangers, classmates or even themselves.
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Undoubtedly, If we thought about it long and hard enough,
We could figure it out.
I'm sure it has a great deal to do with...

"WE REAP WHAT WE SOW"
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Why is it our children can not read a Bible in school, but can in Prison.

6 comments:

Cathy said...

What a scary day for both students and parents. (((Jennifer and DD)))

joan said...

That is scary and all too common anymore. Good e-mail. Jennifer, head over to my blog, I gave you an award tonight. Take care!

Karen said...

Wow, very scary. Also what you say here is so very true.

Sandy McTier said...

WOW!!!! Fabulous email.
What a horrible day for those children in that school and the gang related violence is just plain scary to me! I know it's everwhere and it does make me worry for my 3 boys.
May GOD bless our COUNTRY!
Blessings,
Sandy :)

Belle-ah said...

Jenn,

I am so sorry that dd had to deal with this. I would be terrified as a parent.

(((hugs and PRAYERS)))

Irene said...

Hi there! I am new to the blog world just found yours and love it.

I just wanted to say that I am so sorry for what happened, how scary. I also 100% agree with you on this post. We are ALL responsible for what has been created. We are reaping what we have sown. It is very sad and very scary. My kids are still very small, but as they grow up, I just feel such an urge to hide them away from this sometimes so ugly world.