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Anonymous, unconfirmed tip...
as I write this, BHS students are outside at their "safe havens" due to a bomb scare evacuation. The kids don't know why they're outside -- over PA system came announcement to stop what you're doing and get out now. No explanation. Talked to one on the cell phone - he has no idea why they are out. I spoke to a BOE member, that's how I know it's a bomb scare.
May 8, 2006 in Sirens | Permalink
My senior called me shortly before 1 to let me know he'd been told he could go home. Not sure if that was because he is 18 or because he has "senior privilege" -- wanted to know if he should look for the younger brother and sign him out, too. I figured the school would bug out if he tried to do that, so I told him to leave the brother there. Just heard from a friend who is on the board of education -- the younger students are being brought back into the building now.
Posted by: g | May 8, 2006 1:29:07 PM
I just talked to my sister and she doesn't know what's going on but she left.
Posted by: Deana | May 8, 2006 1:36:13 PM
I wonder if the prospect of "release" at 1:30pm has any bearing on the frequency of bomb threats? I wonder if the number of threats would decrease if the time spent in "safe haven" were *added* to the end of the day?
Posted by: Right of Center | May 8, 2006 1:38:27 PM
Seems like this school has an incident every month!
Posted by: Miss Martta | May 8, 2006 1:43:35 PM
Yeah when I went to BHS there was always something wrong.. for my class it was always "fire drills"...
Posted by: Deana | May 8, 2006 1:51:12 PM
Speaking of pointless fire drills, did the protests in Washington stop the genocide yet? Did something come of the protests? I am sure have the postcards been delivered by now.
Posted by: Right of Center | May 8, 2006 2:01:42 PM
I am sure the postcards have been delivered by now.
Posted by: Right of Center | May 8, 2006 2:02:56 PM
I heard in the latest ranking, BHS was number 1 nationally in "Most Likely to Have to Evacuate Because Something Doesn't Smell Right or Because Someone Called in a Bomb Scare." Very prestigious award indeed.
Posted by: montclair_is_crazy | May 8, 2006 2:03:35 PM
"I heard in the latest ranking, BHS was number 1 nationally in "Most Likely to Have to Evacuate Because Something Doesn't Smell Right or Because Someone Called in a Bomb Scare." Very prestigious award indeed. "
Posted by: Deana | May 8, 2006 2:11:53 PM
In May of 1970 there must have been at least 10 evacuations due to bomb threats.. I guess this must be a township tradition.
Posted by: RadonMan | May 8, 2006 2:26:30 PM
Ah, spring time, the greening of the trees, the warmth of the sun... the smell of bomb threats in the air...
Posted by: Captain Vegetable | May 8, 2006 4:17:34 PM
I love the smell of C-4 in the morning...it smells Bloomfield High
Posted by: Iceman | May 8, 2006 7:23:38 PM
roc, one protest wouldn't have brought about civil rights for blacks in the 60s, either. hardly see why it matters to you if people protest the world's inaction in the face of genocide in darfur.
Posted by: tattler | May 8, 2006 10:38:45 PM
Iceman...would you be so glib if it were your kid in your school district?
The insensitivity shown here is beyond me! While I am not an alarmist, it was prudent of the school to take the precautions they did. My Bloomfield High student assures me that there is no "incident" on a monthly basis and that this was the first Bomb Scare of the year. Sounds to me like Spring Fever.
Any Bloomfield resident turning here for information, such as myself, should be appalled at the glibness this was greeted with. I reiterate...would you have said the same if it had been Montclair or Glen Ridge? Or do you believe Bloomfield to be one big joke.
Posted by: Incorrigible Enigma | May 9, 2006 8:34:20 AM
"Or do you believe Bloomfield to be one big joke."
Posted by: Iceman | May 9, 2006 9:04:44 AM
If Bloomfield is one big joke, then Glen Ridge must be a mildly amusing anecdote and Montclair a witty riposte.
Posted by: RadonMan | May 9, 2006 9:59:06 AM
and the Hempstead a dirty joke told in mixed company?
Posted by: to loose la treck | May 9, 2006 10:02:20 AM
Iceman finds himself hilarious and really has nothing meaningful to say. Iceman, get a job or sit there and say nothing as you drool over a 20 year old college girl.
Posted by: boiling point | May 9, 2006 10:09:36 AM
Iceman, that has to be the most repugnant and ignorant statement you've ever made on this blog. Get lost.
Posted by: Krys O. | May 9, 2006 11:13:30 AM
Bloomfield does have a terrible school system...If there's not a bomb threat or fire drill, there's a fight or a construction problem. Sparks coming through the ceiling during class, small fires, drills coming through the floor...Bloomfield High School "is just one big joke."
Posted by: BloomfieldStudent | May 9, 2006 12:03:50 PM
Posted by: Iceman | May 9, 2006 12:05:46 PM
Some one should frame Bloomfield Student's statement and send it to the BOE.
Posted by: lasermike026 | May 9, 2006 12:06:17 PM
I don't know if its frame-worthy...
Posted by: BloomfieldStudent | May 9, 2006 12:09:51 PM
Today is National Teacher's Day. Congrats to any of the posters who are teachers. You all deserve respect and admiration for the work you do.
Posted by: Iceman | May 9, 2006 12:11:06 PM
> don't know if its frame-worthy...
Posted by: lasermike026 | May 9, 2006 12:12:14 PM