PHOTO BY AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS
good thing school closed early. not because of the "snow" but because most of the children were gone before a disgruntled fourth grade teacher opened fire on the principal and the assistant principal. seriously?? mad about your contract not being renewed?? you think this is going to help your chances of being retained?? i'm shocked for this school of already at-risk kids who have to come back to school next week without their top administrators, and for the kids in this guy's classroom—my heart breaks.
in today's paper, people were describing him as "off" and a loose cannon of emotions/anger. he had a history of anger/violence, had had a restraining order taken out against him and had serious issues when he got laid off from his last job. do they not do adequate background checks? seems like i had to go through a lot just to be allowed to substitute teach here.
anyway, it's heartbreaking.