As I left work today, my Twitter feed caught fire with news of Marysville-Pilchuck High School being evacuated due to a bomb threat [“Marysville-Pilchuck High School evacuated after bomb threat,” Local News, Jan. 14]. Not even 90 days from the date that these kids experienced an unimaginable trauma, something like this may as well have rolled the clock right back to Oct. 24. Once the local media joined the fray, tweets like “why won’t they just leave us alone” and “why don’t they understand” began. Having spent some time with these kids (as I have after nearly every incident like this across the country), this is hardly the first time this has come up.
That simple reality seemingly escaped the Seattle local TV affiliates who once again flooded the high school with cameras. At least one of them, whose executive producer trumpeted it on Twitter, made the inexcusable decision toMore