Kiddo did something to his leg a couple days ago. Yesterday morning I was ready to ship him off; he acted like he was dying from a pulled and or sore muscle. This morning, however - he cracked me up about said leg.
He got out of bed, came out and said, "Mom, my leg is going boom."
Him: "You know boom, like in and out."
Me: "Ohhhh, it's throbbing." *clenching and unclenching my fist to show him*
Him: "Yeah. But only when I walk."
Oh, good. So only when you walk. *eye roll* This kid!
That was this morning. This afternoon, I pick him up from school as usual and.....
One of the mom's says to me, "What happened?!"
Me: "What do you mean?"
Her: "XXXX said that there were police out here with guns out so they weren't allowed to get out of class."
Me: "What?! Wow, I hadn't heard anything."
We talk for a moment about how we saw a cop car over at the mini mart, parked outside with its flashers on. We didn't see a cop and didn't think much of it.
My mother in law happens to work in the school office, so I ask her about it... on our way from kiddo's classroom to the office one of kiddo's classmates yells out to him, "Xxxxxx! There were cops over at the Mini-Mart. They had guns out; a kid stole some stuff and they busted him!"
According to my mother in law.... the police (it's actually Military Police) were called because some kid grabbed something, said he had to go to the bathroom and instead bolted and jumped over the fence. The cops were out hiding, guns drawn, in the bushes and trees waiting to get him.
The school only found out about it why? Nope, not because the MP's called them to warn them. [This happened at 2:05 p.m., the school, which is maybe 100 feet from the Mini Mart, lets out at 2:15 p.m.], Nope, the police didn't call, but thankfully two parents saw what was going on and told them to be sure and not let any children out until it was over. Holy hell. Yes, I'm pissed! Not that the MP's were out with guns drawn. But because they didn't call the school to let them know to keep the kids inside and safe. Oh.my.god. The more I think about it the more pissed I become.
Oh, and you wanna know what's really rich? The MP's said the reason they didn't call the school to tell them was - get this - they didn't know the school was so close.* Um, HELLO! You can f---ing see the school from the stupid Mini Mart! Only probably a good 200+ children walk past the Mini Mart on their way home from school. Yeah, no biggie. *argh*
* not in their defense - but the MP's were from the Presidio (no, not the one in SF) while Kiddo's school is on a military housing development and not a military base. Still - they had to / should have known where exactly the school was. I'm sorry. There are 600 children at that school.