Since the news of 9/11 is still fresh as the day it happened, and five years later we still haven’t found Osama, maybe the people in charge at District 97 should be aware when to call for students to hide under their desks [Beye evacuates after lightning fried power, water main, Inside Report, Sept. 13].

Hiding under a school desk is for atomic bombs and those sorts of things. When you see a flash on a rainy day and then hear thunder, that is what that is, and it’s not a call for duck and cover.

For water main breaks, always head for higher ground. So maybe in this case, the word should have been, “Students, we are being attacked by flooding waters, get up on top of your desks.”

Bill Maxwell

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