WHEN I RETURNED home from walking the dog that morning my youngest was still at home. Enthusiastic Grade 8 student that he is, skipping was out of the question.
I checked the news and my fear was confirmed: there had been a bomb threat at Sahali Secondary, delivered via graffiti inscription. The week before, Valleyview Secondary dealt with the same, though students were able to return to class that morning.
Of course, I thought ‘here’s another hoax,’ but could not escape the one that followed soon after…’what if one day the hoax ceases to be just a hoax?’ Could someone be capable of that? Why?
Daniela Ginta is a mother, scientist, writer and blogger. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or through her blog at http://www.danielaginta.com.