Wednesday, October 10, 2007

It's Never Good When Your Principal Calls at 5:30am

We got an early morning phone call from our principal telling us the District Education Authority had decided to close the school for the day because of a(nother) suicide in the community last night. I always wonder what goes through a person's mind during those last few seconds and why someone would choose such a permanent solution to a temporary problem. I spent most of the morning on pins and needles hoping and praying it wasn't a student from school. As it turns out it, it was a man with a wife and small children, which makes me feel no better. I have no answers today, it just plain stinks.


Kara and Matt said...

It is frustrating when stuff likr that happens. There just isn't much you can do. We have had 10 completed suicides in 14 months. 8 of those were alcohol related.