It started with the phone calls from the school board attorney and one of the assistant superintendents regarding a student who is medically fragile. Without going into many details, the student is returning to school after a long stay in the hospital for almost dying. As it turns out oxygen IS important. Suffice it to say, I was a bit nervous about making sure we were doing everything to ensure the child's safety.
I was meeting with the mother while the teacher got the child out of the car and into the classroom when my cell phone began to ring. It was one of the secretaries informing me that a parent was coming down the hallway searching for me. This parent had refused to sign in at the office. She was going to find me NOW.
DAMNIT I need a school resource officer. And not for the kids but to help deal with the
The parent who was
I went out in the hall and told the
Finally, I loudly said, "Turn around and leave or I WILL call 9-1-1."
She kept arguing. And she was really becoming intimidating.
I held out my phone (while trying to keep my hands from shaking due to the massive adrenalin rush) and dialed 9-1-1.
Once that happened, she turned around in disgust and said something about calling the school board.
Being my usual mature self, I asked the 9-1-1 operator to hold the phone while I shouted out the phone number to the board office. No need in her having to look up the number.
Once I was sure she was gone, we cancelled the
As I headed back into the classroom to continue my meeting with the first parent, I looked at my watch. It was 7:35 a.m.