There was a Code Yellow at school today. It wasn’t a drill.
I had students with me at the time, and we all went into survival mode.
It was during the last period of the day. That’s when I have senior English, just like I did on 2/14.
I kept the room quiet, and followed protocol. I was incredibly anxious, but needed to remain calm to keep them calm. The kids were great and followed all of my directions. I did have one student who I was concerned about, but he was fine; he can be a bit of a loose canon, and I was unsure of how he would respond.
I sent a text to my mom and husband at 1:51.
It turned out to be a disturbance near school, but nothing that was a direct threat to us. It was good news, but didn’t lessen my anxiety.
I left work and went straight to get my son. I signed him out early, because I didn’t feel like sitting at school until 4p to wait for him. We went to my parents’ house, where my daughter was already.
I needed to be with my mom and get some love from the dogs.