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Should I be upset at the way this was handled?
originally posted by: MagesticEsoteric
originally posted by: wagnificent
If your district has robo dialers, then those probably should have been used, but if you were expecting a live person to contact you in the midst of a crisis, then that's pretty absurd. When something serious enough to cause an evacuation is going down, I don't think anyone is going to sit down and start dialing parents. In fact if someone did that, I would see that as negligent because it doesn't follow the common sense emergency procedure:
1. Assess the threat
2. Alert the authorities (without creating panic)
3. Get everyone to safety (again, without creating panic)
4. Call parents (who are certainly going to panic)
From what you described, it seems like that's what they did.
Of course I didn't expect a school employee to call me and every other parent individually. That is just completely unrealistic and absurd.
I think the school could have handled the whole situation better. Maybe I'm wrong...maybe not.