Well, today was fun. The last 5 minutes of my 5th period class, we got an announcement saying that this wasn't a drill and to evacuate immediately. I told my students to grab their stuff and get out quickly. From the tone of voice of the Vice Principal, I knew it was serious.
Too bad I didn't grab my purse, because it is still at school. We stayed outside on the field for about 45 minutes and they finally told us to evacuate to the middle school which is close by. Only about 10 of our 80 teachers escorted the kids. I have no idea what happened to the rest of the teachers. After making sure the kids got on the bus, called their parents or walked home, I tried getting back into my classroom, but was told that I couldn't.
Good thing I had my keys and phone. Some teachers had to leave their cars there because they could not get back in to get them out. The police officer said it would take all night to search the school.
Oh, the exciting life I lead.