Thursday, April 10, 2008

Day 130-something

We were on lockdown today for quite some time. Don't know what happened, except that about twenty police cars, a helicopter, several emergency vehicles and at least one news crew were at the building.

There's nothing like being stuck in a room with a dozen teens who have to pee for hours, with no idea what's going on in the building, and occasional announcements from administrators saying "NO STUDENTS SHOULD BE ALLOWED OUT OF ROOMS FOR ANY REASONS. THIS IS AN EMERGENCY. KEEP THE CORRIDORS CLEAR."

I put on 92-Q and we jammed for a while talking smack and hanging out. It was chill.

I still don't know what happened. There were rumors about a gang fight, or a teacher beat-down. Guess I'll find out tomorrow.


brad said...

The mainstream media is giving reports about a Baltimore teacher who was beaten by one of her students, the whole thing captured on video and posted to MySpace, 'natch.

I certainly hope this isn't your school.

Nyarlathotep said...

That incident happened earlier, I think last Friday, and it was at a different school.

There was also a beating/stomping gang fight at another City school on Wednesday.

None of this is a-typical, unfortunately.