Today was one of those days that completely freaked me out and I just don’t know how to comprehend it. Luckily it wasn’t an immediate issue, but it sent up those mommy flags that I just can’t put away.

After picking up Noah and his friends from pre-school today, I got a call from James and a subsequent email from the school district that a suspicious man who may have been carrying a gun attempted to enter our local junior high school. Luckily, all the doors were locked and the safety supervisor was able to get the man to leave without incident but the police are still investigating what exactly happened and who this man was.  Supposedly, the man said he was in the security field and that’s why he had a weapon but who knows.

Nothing happened but something could have happened. Especially after the tragic events in Newtown just before Christmas. I can’t even think about what happened without crying and feeling so vulnerable.  It is a very sad world we live in that we need to worry about our children being safe while at school.  I really hope there is some reasonable explanation for what happened today though we may never know. I just do not know what to do with this information.  How do we go on feeling safe when something like this happens?