When something happens at the school I get texts from both kids, an email from the school and a phone call from the school. Usually all at the same time.
They were temporarily placed in a lockdown yesterday because "a community member called to report a suspicious person." The person was a student and "the student was dressed for medieval afterschool activity and was not in possession of a weapon."
It all seems a little silly but I know, like the school officials know, that things happen and it wouldn't be at all silly if it were real. (I fall heavily in the camp of wanting them to overreact.)
Braeden did check in with Emma via text during the lockdown but then he enjoyed the experience to its fullest extent. He and his friend Griffin got under their drama teacher's desk and I can only imagine. He told me they were laughing so hard they were crying. I'm sure they were very...dramatic.
For Braeden and his friends, the world is a safe place. Real tragedies in their lives are few and far between. The nearest thing to physical danger in Braeden's life is his own driving. He is pretty much out of harm's way.
Every day I pray it will stay that way.
(There were a lot of rhyming words in that last sentence.)