The odds are obviously slim.
Moments ago I was enjoying a sandwich and a Sam Adams when I happened to catch a glimpse at the TV over the bar. There was a headline flashed on the screen about a shooting at the Holocaust Museum in Washington. The report went on the mention that there were conflicting reports about how many people were injured.
My youngest son, Sam, is on a four day field trip to Washington D.C.
I quickly put down my sandwich and called the school. The secretary at the school told me that they were unaware of the shooting that had just taken place. She reassured me that the group was not going to be going to the Holocaust Museum and that the students should be fine. She told me she would get confirmation from the principal.
Shortly after my call to the school, a recorded automated message was sent out via telephone (reverse 911) that the students were not at the location of the shooting and all students are fine.
Just want to give a quick shout out to the school for their quick action in informing parents that the students were not in the area. When it comes to technology in the schools, the ability to have a reverse 911 message go out to all parents almost instantaneously may be the most important.
Now I am waiting to speak to Sam.