Literally shared all over social media and even by local Phoenix television news. But what of the ASU and the ASU Police and the ASU LiveSafe app?
No news…at first. Soon though they took to Twitter assuring students, faculty, employees and visitors that while it was unsubstantiated they were investigating…and beefing up their presence. Stay safe they admonish too.
Home from working all night seeing all this on my social media feed as well in texts from my daughter there at ASU I’m thinking that there shall be no sleep…even if the Monday rains in Northern California promise a good day’s sleep for all Vampira Night Shift Nurses.
The hours pass with updates from Jodie with tales of a virtually empty campus
Empty except for the presence of campus police and other agencies everywhere. While denied publicly, Jodie confirmed reports that one building was basically locked down with occupants carefully evacuated and one person appearing to be taken into custody. Classes were never officially canceled, yet most were. At the end of the day, nothing much happened except for nerves rattled even more than they were during the overnight minor earthquakes that happened near Phoenix. Oh, and parents more stressed out than they really need to be literally everywhere. The threat did indeed prove to be nothing more than a hoax as announced today by the ASU Police and for that we are all thankful.
Still the fact that this is the reality for all of our children at literally every level of their education everywhere is absolutely, positively fucked up…absolutely, positively fucked up. Really.
But as for today, today is a new day. Today, hopefully, is a better day. Today is the day that my most favored Sun Devil Freshman is trying to select and schedule classes for the Spring semester which can prove to be a frustrating task when one is using ASU’s wi-fi it seems…if I am to believe my ASU twitter feed.
Lucky for Jodie, I am here.
Made. My. Day.
Just doing my job, baby girl…just doing my job.
Added bonus, I get to see your face. Thank you FaceTime.