7-Yr-Old Writes Heartbreaking Note on Arm During School Lockdown ‘In Case the Bad Guy Got to Us’

It’s a whole new world we’re living in these days, mamas, and the reality of true, fateful danger within school walls is not lost on our kids.

Shelley Harrison Reed says her 7-year-old daughter Vanessa was at school in Hockessin, Del., on Feb. 7 when school officials declared an active lockdown after learning of a possible bomb threat to an upperclassman building on the school’s campus. Both Vanessa and her 10-year-old brother were in class at the time.

“So my kid’s school had a genuine lockdown today,” Reed wrote on Facebook after school. “Some whack job called in a bomb threat. Police came and everything was fine, Thank God!”

Authorities found the threat at Haverford High School “not credible” following an extensive search.

Reed says her kids both seemed fine when they got home from school and went about their homework as usual.

“It wasn’t until later when Vanessa was changing out of her school uniform that I saw this on her arm,” Reed wrote, posting a photo of her daughter’s forearm which had a note written across it in purple marker.

It read: “Love Mom and Dad.”

Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm is the Editor of foreverymom.com. An outgoing introvert with a heart that beats for adventure, she lives to serve the Lord, experience the world, and eat macaroni and cheese all while capturing life’s greatest moments on one of her favorite cameras. Follow her on Facebook.

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