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Incident at the Elementary School

At my kids’ elementary at dismissal time, there was an incident of someone approaching the gate where “walkers” are dismissed to their parents. The individual seemed to be under the influence of something, and when a teacher asked him to leave, the individual struck a couple of teachers. Parents acted quickly to subdue the individual, teachers evacuated the kids, and police were called. The Austin PD response was incredibly fast and took the individual into custody.

It reminded me of when I was in elementary school safety patrol being trained to give plenty of space to folks “acting strange”—thankfully none of them ever approached the school.

It’s unsettling to be driving up to your kids’ school with multiple police cars flying by with lights and sirens, then turning into the school parking lot. I’m glad it was just someone high throwing a couple of punches.


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