As is customary, we had a week of
Our out of the box day, or two hours actually, involved these:
Know what they are? I didn't. They're air-soft pellets. The bullets that an air-soft gun shoots. Yes, firearms were a part of our out of the ordinary day. Our training involved several sheriff's deputies demonstrating the procedures they use should our little school be faced with a shooter on campus, and worse, should hostages be involved. It was to say the least, interesting, a bit unnerving and definitely not boring. Without going into great detail, I will tell you that shots were fired and it does sound like a cap gun going off. As I sat listening to the deputies talk, many thoughts and images ran through my mind, not the least of which were the students and teachers at Columbine. I pray we never, ever have to call 911 with the words, 'we have a shooter'.
There were light moments during the presentation, none involving the firearms, the funniest was when the deputy with a thick German accent delivered a line from an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. Not being a devotee of Ahhnold, I couldn't tell you which movie it was from, it was, however, rather amusing. I was, frankly, a bit surprised that the deputies from our rural Texas county receive this type of training, and I'm glad they do.
Alright, ready or not, it will be Monday in a few short hours. Am I ready? Yes. In every aspect, yes. Except, I have grown accustomed to the slower pace of the summer months. If the work day could begin at 10:00, that would be lovely.