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Dangerous Case of Mistaken Identity by Robin Gorman Newman

November 30, -0001

My fourth grade son came home from school the other day and said “mommy…something happened in school today.”  I said, “tell me.”  He said, “a drunk man came into SCOPE (the after school program).  I said “what?”  He said a “drunk came in.”  “How do you know he was drunk?” I asked, with a growing amount of concern…trying to temper my borderline alarm.  He said, “Ms. Felicia (in charge of the program) said it looked like he had a bottle in his pocket.”  “How did he get there?” I asked.   “The security guard,” he replied.  I’m thinking…he was with the security guard?  I asked, “Was anyone hurt?”  “No,” he said, “the man left.”  “I’m very glad you told me,” I responded.

I’m thinking the whole time….WHAT???  Am I hearing what I think?  With all that has been reported in the news in recent times, with the loss of many young lives at Sandy Hook due to senseless shootings….a man seemingly drunk gets into my son’s after school program?!

Since the program is held at my son’s school….I decided to visit the school (a blue ribbon school…..acclaimed for academics) and requested a meeting with the principal.  She asked if I’d like … Continue reading..