On Thursday November 15, 2018 A Mother receives an email from her children’s School while she was at work. Middle school and high school RKA 141 in the Bronx .
This email vaguely said that the school is aware of the threats on social media and the school is aware that children have been contacting their parents. The school also said that they will follow normal protocol today and carry on as a regular Day.
What would you think if you read this?
That’s what this email said nothing more. No details as to what’s going on no information. 600 children Are in the School.
The children were terrified to say the least.
Imagine your child being afraid to attend school because there’s someone in his for threatening to shoot up kids!?
So she called the school relentlessly and no one picks up the phone. She called a classmate’s mother to see if she knows any information … what she told her Almost paralyzed her when she heard the news.
She said that her daughter was texting her about someone posting threats on social media that they were going to shoot Up the kids in the school. She said her daughter was telling her she’s very scared and she wants to hide and she wants to leave the school but the school is carrying on like a regular day and she has a test.
The messages were on Instagram and all the students saw This posts and began texting and calling their parents to please come and get them.
Within moments the school was filled with parents , wrapped around the school outside waiting in the cold 30ﾟ weather as there was no better system created in the event of a crisis in order to pick up your child. Most parents waited in this for nearly 2 hours
Inside the school one of the staff members informed the crowd of parents that this was an Instagram post that got out of hand and shrugged it off to be rumors and a joke.
Threats of a student shooting school is not funny. This happened Yesterday and still there are no answers. Parents are left completely in the dark. They don’t know if the person has been located . They don’t know if there was weapons in school,they don’t know anything at this point. And is not fair to not tell the parents anything at all.
And of course it’s a rich ritzy neighborhood with million dollar apartments right across the street so any news that the school has any indication of crime I’m sure that will bring property value down.
I emailed the school several times I called the school various times and no answers at all.
What is even more disturbing is how there is no indication of this on any news channel. Other parents across the Bronx and other Boroughs of New York City don’t know what’s going On.
If these were threats And only threats posted on Instagram , this needs to be addressed right now we have no answers.
And even as threats and only threats this is not funny and parents take it very seriously.
Fortunately no shots were fired and no one was hurt.
Police are investigating it .
Would really love to know if anyone has any information on How to proceed In these situations?
Is there anyone that I can reach out to for help To ensure that the school is doing all they can to protect their children?
This violence needs to end
Lets pray for our children, our school saftey
If there are any suggestions on who we can call please let us know.
We are left completely in the dark from this school