Author’s Note: 1:43 p.m. The kids have now been cleared to go back to class and will be released at normal time.
This morning, from what I understand, there was a bomb threat at the Soap Lake High School. The kids are in lock down but, have been removed from the area affected at the time of this writing. We are told they are safe and being fed lunch while law enforcement checks the school for threats or explosives.
While this is something I would never want my child to experience, I have to say I am impressed with the handling of the situation by school officials in keeping our kids safe.
Parents: This is a good time to make sure your contact information is up to date. How scary to think your child could be evacuated and the school couldn’t contact you.
Be sure to allow some extra time to talk with your kids about this. It will ease the post traumatic stress they will encounter in the aftermath.
Thank you, first responders, for working to keep our kids safe.
Hello Soap Lake!
Heavy Smoke above Soap Lake, WA 08/01/2015 Photo by Nancy Owens
Hope everyone is getting along okay on this smokey morning. This is the photo I took, and I think the smoke is even thicker now. It seems to be coming from just north of here, and I hear that the area around Waterville, WA has been threatened by fire for most of the summer.
And our thoughts and prayers go out for all our local fire fighters, many of whom are volunteers, and to the farmers and ranchers affected as well. And to that we also want to remember all the farmers and ranchers in our prayers and good thoughts so that I haven’t been to the store or gas station yet, so I haven’t heard where it is coming from.
That’s how we have to do things sometimes in more rural areas. We get the news faster through the local grapevine. And sometimes, what is a major event to small town and rural communities, just doesn’t make the news on television, nor on the radio waves. Of course there is Facebook, but most people just post a photo and they only write a few words.
Does anybody out there know the details?
Have a good day–