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My kid's school district just called with a recorded message that said the creepiest thing....UPDATE: New msg

 
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i got some red karma saying i made this up. i would NEVER do something like that. especially in the midst of the tragedies that have happened.

two posters within the thread have verified that what i say is true.

i would love to link the website, but that is a bit too risky to my privacy.

so, you will just have to take my word for it.
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They called here last night but didn't mention the Mayans:

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I told my daughter she can (is) staying home on Friday 12/21 but she said they have finals. I really do not know what to do.
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Have her tell her teachers tomorrow that she won't be able to be in school on Friday, a family thing, send a note to verify this and they will give her her finals by Thursday. I had to do the same thing, but because mine is having foot surgery on the 20th. She will have all her finals given on Tuesday.
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They called here last night but didn't mention the Mayans:

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I told my daughter she can (is) staying home on Friday 12/21 but she said they have finals. I really do not know what to do.
 Quoting: scorpio66


Have her tell her teachers tomorrow that she won't be able to be in school on Friday, a family thing, send a note to verify this and they will give her her finals by Thursday. I had to do the same thing, but because mine is having foot surgery on the 20th. She will have all her finals given on Tuesday.
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Oh, thank you! I will do that! And about to green you up, thanks again!
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i got some red karma saying i made this up. i would NEVER do something like that. especially in the midst of the tragedies that have happened.

two posters within the thread have verified that what i say is true.

i would love to link the website, but that is a bit too risky to my privacy.

so, you will just have to take my word for it.
 Quoting: Salt


I actually have an idea of which District you are referring to as I was told this by someone else already who have kids in that District.

The Mayan thing was probably mentioned because the kids are a bit freaked out over there. My son is special needs and I have had to make sure to let him know it is JUST a calendar. He said it is all his friends talk about.
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i got some red karma saying i made this up. i would NEVER do something like that. especially in the midst of the tragedies that have happened.

two posters within the thread have verified that what i say is true.

i would love to link the website, but that is a bit too risky to my privacy.

so, you will just have to take my word for it.
 Quoting: Salt


I believe you, they called here too. Noted on your karma. :)
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i got some red karma saying i made this up. i would NEVER do something like that. especially in the midst of the tragedies that have happened.

two posters within the thread have verified that what i say is true.

i would love to link the website, but that is a bit too risky to my privacy.

so, you will just have to take my word for it.
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I believe you, they called here too. Noted on your karma. :)
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thank you hf
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i got some red karma saying i made this up. i would NEVER do something like that. especially in the midst of the tragedies that have happened.

two posters within the thread have verified that what i say is true.

i would love to link the website, but that is a bit too risky to my privacy.

so, you will just have to take my word for it.
 Quoting: Salt


I actually have an idea of which District you are referring to as I was told this by someone else already who have kids in that District.

The Mayan thing was probably mentioned because the kids are a bit freaked out over there. My son is special needs and I have had to make sure to let him know it is JUST a calendar. He said it is all his friends talk about.
 Quoting: whiteangel


hf
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I got a similar message from our school district here in Ohio, but just about the shooting and extra precautions. My 8 year old wanted to know all the kids names, go through each of their pictures, learn about them...I indulged him and sat here with him and cried reading about each child who lost their lives.

He's been scared to sleep by himself the last two nights, scared to walk to the bathroom by himself, scared to go to school, worried that the same thing can happen at his school or in our home..
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My knee jerk reaction is just to pull the kids out of school and never let them leave my sight again, lol, but, that's not very logical. I've been telling all of them to be extra aware of their surroundings, that people may do things this week that they wouldn't do otherwise.

I've instructed my kids to NOT be fish in a barrel at school. If their school ever does experience something like this shooting, to RUN as fast as they can run. Jump out a window, and run to the nearest house with a car in the driveway.

I never thought in a million years I'd have to discuss these things with my kids.

I would feel much better if there were armed guards at every entrance of their buildings...Ugh...Never thought I'd say that either...
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Turn off the news/TV ... It must be very scary for little ones seeing/hearing about it... especially at times they are really getting graphic, some of the reporters are asking such horrible/graphic questions at the press conferences!!!
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We do not watch the news or regular tv here!!!! We only have Netflix, and I am very particular about what my kids watch. We've been doing Christmas movies and Zach and Cody all weekend, tyvm.

The only reason we discussed it at all is because he brought it up. He wanted to see who these children were. He wanted to know about them...

He's already scared enough, omg, I would never allow him or my teens to watch actual News Coverage of it. :-)
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They want you to freak out.

Don't. Humanitys twisted. I'm surprised they haven't cancelled school for the 21.
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My kids don't have school on the 21st - it's part of their winter break...
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i got some red karma saying i made this up. i would NEVER do something like that. especially in the midst of the tragedies that have happened.

two posters within the thread have verified that what i say is true.

i would love to link the website, but that is a bit too risky to my privacy.

so, you will just have to take my word for it.
 Quoting: Salt


I actually have an idea of which District you are referring to as I was told this by someone else already who have kids in that District.

The Mayan thing was probably mentioned because the kids are a bit freaked out over there. My son is special needs and I have had to make sure to let him know it is JUST a calendar. He said it is all his friends talk about.
 Quoting: whiteangel


Now that is concerning for sure.
If so many kids are discussing and worried about it thats not good.
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Thank god my last exam is on Thursday and Friday no school!!banana2
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i got some red karma saying i made this up. i would NEVER do something like that. especially in the midst of the tragedies that have happened.

two posters within the thread have verified that what i say is true.

i would love to link the website, but that is a bit too risky to my privacy.

so, you will just have to take my word for it.
 Quoting: Salt


I actually have an idea of which District you are referring to as I was told this by someone else already who have kids in that District.

The Mayan thing was probably mentioned because the kids are a bit freaked out over there. My son is special needs and I have had to make sure to let him know it is JUST a calendar. He said it is all his friends talk about.
 Quoting: whiteangel


Now that is concerning for sure.
If so many kids are discussing and worried about it thats not good.
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Son is in Middle School, daughter is in HS and yes, both have told me many of the kids are really scared and they just keep telling them what I have told them - it is a calendar and just as we hang a new calendar on Jan 1st, so to is the Mayan calendar. Daughter knows there could possibly be earth changes, but she is mature enough to know the difference between could and will be.
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Colorado...oh, the smoke pot free state.

Mmmm...yeah, it's called "paranoia"...

Remove the pot and things will return to natural.

Also, OP, I think your avatar is cute but the cigarette is really tacky.
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i've been a mom for 21 years. never got a message from a school like that before.

shit is just completely berserker today.

i need a beer.
 Quoting: Salt


I have some Guinness. :)

I have tequila, rum, wine and brandy too.
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Party at Debauchery's house!
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dance

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I remember when I was around 11 or 12, there was a widespread prediction that a huge earthquake would hit around where I lived at the time and we'd fall into the ocean. I was relatively young, but even then I took it as no more than a joke.

Decades later, I'd think the average kid today is so jaded and cynical, and overstimulated, that the idea of "12-21-12 and Mayan calendar" will be an even bigger joke to them.
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I remember when I was around 11 or 12, there was a widespread prediction that a huge earthquake would hit around where I lived at the time and we'd fall into the ocean. I was relatively young, but even then I took it as no more than a joke.

Decades later, I'd think the average kid today is so jaded and cynical, and overstimulated, that the idea of "12-21-12 and Mayan calendar" will be an even bigger joke to them.

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yeah, maybe.
but, we're in colorado.
lots of macabre mayhem happening here over the years.
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My children are 8, 5, and 3 and they have no idea what happened on Friday, and i'm planning on keeping it that way. You know my children aren't naive to the world around them, but this is something they just don't need to hear about. I'm debating keeping them home just because they deserve to keep their innocence for just a while longer.
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It is a very sad world that we live in and so much has changed in just 15 years. Children deserve their innocence but you also have to prepare them at a young age for any dangers they may encounter. Sure no talk given by a parent could have saved their child from the horrors that unfolded in Newtown. But these children did not run away because they had no idea what was unfolding around them. Then again, who would ever think you would have to prepare your child for a massacre unfolding in an elementary classroom. This proves their are some seriously deranged individuals in this world and even if there is a ban on firearms, humans have murdered, maimed, and raped since the beginning of time. Someone hell bent on killing children at a school could just as easily walk in with a power tool or chainsaw. Are we going to outlaw these when events like this continue to happen? Guns are dangerous but I believe an adult should have the option of owning one to protect his family and property or for sports. But if you leave your firearm lying around and your child or a mentally unstable person gains access to it you should go to prison. If they murder someone, you should be charged with murder. Hell, children choke on plastic bags all of the time and it is normally due to the irresponsibility of whoever is responsible for them. I'm not turning this into a debate about firearms because I am honestly sick of talking about it. Most of these events transpire from broken families and children who have been taught no moral values because their parents have none.
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Yes, I agree children are a direct result of their parents, bad parents create bad children.
The above poster is probably right, If I do send my children to school tomorrow, i'm going to have to tell my 8 year old, because he'll hear about it anyway.
As for my 5 year old.... She is very empathic, and I really, really don't think she should know.
My kids aren't naive to the world around them, but something of this magnitude is really hard to deal with.
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Salt, my apologies,didn't mean to change topic on your thread briefly. The question of whether or not children should know has been bothering me all weekend.
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I asked my children if they had heard what happened...All three had. Two in high school, one in elementary school. I debated on telling my 8 year old, was avoiding the subject, honestly...but he already knew...and when I asked him if they had heard, it let me open and control the dialogue...Even though kids SHOULDN'T know shit like this is happening, the reality is that they do and in my opinion, it's better that we have the conversation with them first, rather than them go to school in the morning and hear about it from their friends and teachers.

Just my opinion...

My 8 year old, omg, he is very empathic as well and he wanted to look at pictures of every single child...wanted to know each child's story. THAT was heartbreaking for me...but we sat here together and I cried and let him learn about each child.
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Salt, my apologies,didn't mean to change topic on your thread briefly. The question of whether or not children should know has been bothering me all weekend.
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it's a valid question and good for discussion.
no worries.

i lean towards the idea that it is best coming from me (her mother) than from anybody else, first.

but, i don't go into gory detail and i keep it short, sweet and simple.

then tons of reassurance.
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"Due to the recent shootings and the Mayan calender doomsday media coverage, the ****** School District will be taking additional safety precautions. All entries to the school will remained locked during school hours and emergency drills will be canceled. Additional emotional support and counseling will be available to the students."

I haven't got the creeps like this since the 1989 SF earthquake when the radio went silent and the air-raid whistles went off.


Why add the Mayan stuff with the shooting?
WTH?
 Quoting: Salt


Isn't that a fire hazard to lock the exits?
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Salt, my apologies,didn't mean to change topic on your thread briefly. The question of whether or not children should know has been bothering me all weekend.
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it's a valid question and good for discussion.
no worries.

i lean towards the idea that it is best coming from me (her mother) than from anybody else, first.

but, i don't go into gory detail and i keep it short, sweet and simple.

then tons of reassurance.
 Quoting: Salt


Yep, keep it simple. They will ask questions if they're not satisfied with what you've told them, but let them ask, rather than tell too much, if ya know what I mean...they don't need details. :-)
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i got some red karma saying i made this up. i would NEVER do something like that. especially in the midst of the tragedies that have happened.

two posters within the thread have verified that what i say is true.

i would love to link the website, but that is a bit too risky to my privacy.

so, you will just have to take my word for it.
 Quoting: Salt


How ignorant..
I certainly believe it...every bit..and don't feel bad about the Karma...I have 2 bad karma for being a Steeler fan...and one for being a bad parent of an Autistic child...shit ass clown faces...that is what they are...
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can you keep them home with you on the 21st?

I am
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now, i am considering keeping her home all week.
i'm trying to stay rational
 Quoting: Salt


just DO IT Salt.
there's some real crazy people out there right now.
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ugh...
i hate this.
 Quoting: Salt


Our private school is closed from the 21st-8th. So is the elementary school. :) And early release on the 20th. Hmmmm. Otherwise mine would be home. More so for the crazies...they ar everywhere and it's a perfect opportunity.
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I AM A MAYAN SPACE INDIAN THE TRUTHS OF 12-21-12 ARE RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOURS EYES...WHERE DO YOU STAND...YOU HAVE BEEN WEIGHED MEASURED AN WANTED...WHICH ONE ARE YOU...ICN2U OR ICU...THAT IS THE QUESTION...YOU CANNOT PREDICT ANYTHING WHEN YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE NEXT MOMENT WILL BRING...THE ONLY BEINGS AN SOULS THAT WILL GO FROM THE 4TH WORLD TO THE 5TH WORLD ARE THE ONES THAT CHOOSE LOVE...THE ANSWER APPEARS EASY...BUT HAVE YOU LIVED AS JESUS CHRIST OF THE INDEGENIOUS PEOPLE'S DID AS A HUMBLE SERVANT OF MOTHER EARTH MAYA???
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"Due to the recent shootings and the Mayan calender doomsday media coverage, the ****** School District will be taking additional safety precautions. All entries to the school will remained locked during school hours and emergency drills will be canceled. Additional emotional support and counseling will be available to the students."

I haven't got the creeps like this since the 1989 SF earthquake when the radio went silent and the air-raid whistles went off.


Why add the Mayan stuff with the shooting?
WTH?
 Quoting: Salt


I think they added the Mayan stuff because some kids might be a little to worried about whats going on around the internet. For a kid the Mayan on top of the shootings and crazy media might be a little to overwhelming.
"What you perceive to be becomes your reality."

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"Due to the recent shootings and the Mayan calender doomsday media coverage, the ****** School District will be taking additional safety precautions. All entries to the school will remained locked during school hours and emergency drills will be canceled. Additional emotional support and counseling will be available to the students."

I haven't got the creeps like this since the 1989 SF earthquake when the radio went silent and the air-raid whistles went off.


Why add the Mayan stuff with the shooting?
WTH?
 Quoting: Salt


I just reminded my hubbie about the whole doomsday thing on the 21st, and that a lot of already kooky people might be getting even kookier since they think its The End. That might be why they added the mayan thing on the voice mail. But yeah, if my school calls us up and has something like that I have to admit, I would be calling my kids in "sick" this week. I actually already thought of it and am contemplating it.
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Our school district called as well and said that there will be an officer from the sheriffs Dept. at each school. I am in the SE corner of KS.
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I keep waiting for my school to call, nothing yet.

Nothing on their website either.
And the LORD spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it." Amen.
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I keep waiting for my school to call, nothing yet.

Nothing on their website either.
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that would piss me off, too.

i mean going over the top with the mayan thing is one thing, but not addressing the issue at all is worse.
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I keep waiting for my school to call, nothing yet.

Nothing on their website either.
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that would piss me off, too.

i mean going over the top with the mayan thing is one thing, but not addressing the issue at all is worse.
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I would love to know come Friday how many kids are absent that day.

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And the LORD spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it." Amen.
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I keep waiting for my school to call, nothing yet.

Nothing on their website either.
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that would piss me off, too.

i mean going over the top with the mayan thing is one thing, but not addressing the issue at all is worse.
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I would love to know come Friday how many kids are absent that day.
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right.

you know, i am glad that they aren't taking a million days off for the holidays in a typical school year. makes it hard for the single working mother when there are numerous arbitrary school closings.

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