Thursday, May 05, 2005

Rumors grow, School responds...

"Regrettably, it seems our society is in an environment where ignoring something can be just as consequential as reacting to an issue."

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The talk around campus is a possible "gun-fight." I'm not going to take a chance. I might sit outside and get some sun, since for the first day in a will be sunny.

Channel 9 WFTV was already trying to track down my principal when the bell rang. Expect an update soon.

UPDATE- The principal of Galaxy Middle School in Deltona is sending letters home to parents after threats and rumors of violence. It's the second time this week the letters went home.

There were rumors about guns and shootings on Tuesday. More of those rumors are going around about Friday. The principal said there is no truth to any of it, but some parents aren't taking a chance.

It was actually a blog (also know as a weblog), not an email, that, though badly worded and misspelled, clearly talked about people bringing guns to school on Tuesday and shooting anyone that got in the way.

The principal said the blog was a hoax to give kids an excuse to skip school Tuesday.

Attucks said he's gotten more information from his kids than he has from the principal, so he's keeping his kids home.

"Through the individual commitment of all, our students will graduate with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to be successful contributors to our democratic society." [Vision Statement, approved April 14, 1992]