Readers — Normally I don’t reprint whole stories from sites. Bad internet etiquette. BUT this story is so strange in its entirety, here goes:
Scary false alarm puts Primrose School of Barker Cypress in lockdown
by Tiffany Craig / KHOU 11 News
CYPRESS, Texas — A mother got quite the scare after she saw a suspicious man in her children’s school parking lot.
“There’s no words to describe it,” said Sarah Atchison. “It’s the biggest nightmare of my life.” [LENORE NOTE: HERE WE GO.]
Atchison said it started when she dropped her 2- and 4-year-olds off at Primrose School of Barker Cypress in the 16500 block of Dundee Road.
“When I parked my car, I saw him just wringing his hands pacing looking very, very anxious,” recalled Atchison. “I didn’t know what to think of him.”
She rushed her children in and told the office staff. They ended up calling 911, pulled the children off the playground and went into lockdown. [NATURALLY.]
Atchison remembered the moment when her son realized what was going on. [THE WHOLE PROBLEM IS SHE DID NOT REALIZE WHAT WAS GOING ON!]
“My son asked me is that a bad man mommy? Is he gonna go to jail?” she said. “I didn’t know what to say to him.” [HOW ABOUT, "ONLY A CRAZY PERSON WOULD THINK THAT WAY, SON"?]
So she looked out the window, noticed the man was now digging in his pockets and decided to call 911, too. [BECAUSE POCKETS = DEATH?]
“There was a point where I was begging for the police to get there because they said, ‘Do you see any weapons?’ I said, ‘No. I don’t. I don’t know what he has on him,’” Atchison said.
From the time the initial 911 call was made, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said it took a deputy 16 minutes to arrive at the school. A spokesperson explained that because no weapons were seen and it was not a life or death situation, the call was listed as a low priority. [HOW DARE THEY NOT JUMP AT THE CHANCE TO SAVE A CHILD FROM A MAN SEEN EXISTING -- AND EVEN GETTING SOMETHING OUT OF HIS POCKET? IN PUBLIC, NO LESS!]
“The safety of the children is a major priority compared to having a vehicle stolen or a house broken into,” said mother Krystal Turbeville.
Luckily, it turned out to be a false alarm. The man was from the new cleaning crew and didn’t have an appointment. [THERE OUGHT TO BE A LAW AGAINST MEN IN THE VICINITY OF SCHOOLS. ESPECIALLY THOSE SCARY GUYS WHO DON'T HAVE AN APPOINTMENT!]
Atchison questioned the deputy.
“I said I’ve been on the phone with you for 13 minutes and you’re just now getting here? He said ‘we’ve been kind of busy pulling a body out of a lake.’ I left. I couldn’t handle it anymore.” Atchison said. [HOW DARE THEY BOTHER WITH A PIDDLING BODY STUCK IN SOME STUPID LAKE WHEN THERE'S A CHILD WITH HIS MOM IN A PARKING LOT WITH A MAN IN IT! WHAT KIND OF COCKAMAMIE PRIORITIES DO THOSE SO CALLED "COPS" HAVE?]
No one likes to talk about the “what if,” but Atchison believes she got a glimpse and it scares her even more. [YES, IT IS REALLY SCARY TO IMAGINE SOMETHING BEYOND TERRIBLE AND THEN REALIZE IT WAS NOTHING. IN FACT, THAT'S THE SCARIEST THING OF ALL!]
Readers — is this not the strangest news story ever? It’s written as if the police were laggards because the mom was “almost” right, or at least, in theory, could have been right that the man, who never did anything weird at all, was a danger to her kids. Not to mention the whole lockdown thing. Thanks to reader Errol for sending this gem in! – L