I have two children at Kimball High, a freshman and a senior. I work in San Jose at a law firm. I have been on standby for my children since last week.
I am assuming that the Tracy Press gets information from the Tracy Unified School District or Kimball High.
I guessing this, as the articles mirror the same generic message we get as parents — “Your children are safe,” “This isn’t credible,” “The police are looking into this.”
Every message, via email or voicemail, has said the same thing. No information. Each and every statement reeks that the school is worried about the “bottom line” — no kids at school equals no money.
On Monday, my daughter sat in the bleachers for four to five hours waiting for “her name to be called” to be released.
Fortunately, I was able to reach my sister to go pick my children up, since I am in San Jose.
Last week, my child sat even longer because I couldn’t find someone to get her.
Both times the school has been evacuated, they sat and sat in those bleachers. How is this “safe”?
Also, the police have been “looking into to this” since March 8, when writing was found on the school’s bathroom walls. Still nothing.
I have repeatedly tried reaching the district and Kimball directly, with no answer and no return call.
I would think the school and district should have an extended policy in place for this type event. Sitting on the bleachers for hours is not the answer.
The message put out to family needs to be more than the generic “Your kids are safe” with no other information.
If this continues, a hotline or email needs to be in place to give information, etc., especially since no calls are being returned.
Obviously, this is out of control.
• Editor’s note: Kimball High School was evacuated March 14 and Monday, March 18, for bomb threats. No one had been arrested as of Thursday, March 21, in those cases. Tracy High School was evacuated March 13 and 14 for bomb threats, and two teenagers were arrested in connection with the first of those cases.