The school I live next door to (and my daughter just started attending) was just letting out. Bus loads of kids were waving as they drove by. I walked by and noticed the truck was from a Boston station. We're an hour north of Boston. Double Uh-oh.
When Diva and I walked by on our way down, we noticed a man sleeping in truck. Immediately I start thinking of good reasons why he might be there. With a hotly contested Senate race, and our status as a purple state, maybe some politician was in town at the local college and this guy thought he found a quiet street to take a nap? Yeah, right....
Turns out that a former teachers aid (female) was arrested for an inappropriate relationship with a 14 year old (male.) They communicated via text messages and online chat, so police have plenty of evidence. The school did a criminal background check before hiring her, but she had no criminal history.
Now is when I really envy all my homeschooling friends. It really shouldn't be this scary just to send your child to school.