Fire! or What NOT to Text Your Dad from School

My Blackberry rang this morning and when I picked up my daughter, a freshman at West Forsyth High School, asked me, "Dad, did you get my text?"

"Uh, no," I said.

"Oh, well there's a fire in one of the buildings here at school and I don't have first period."

"Okay," I replied, "Is everyone okay?"

"Yeah, it's only in the one building so everyone else has to go to class. But everyone in the 1000 building got out of class."

"Oh, okay.  Well call us back if anything changes and we need to come get you."

"Thanks Dad.  Byuh."

After hanging up I checked my messages and this is the text she sent: "Dad there is a fire!"

All I can say is that I'm awful glad I talked to her before I read the text.  Once again I have proof that my kids know nothing about context.

Anyhow for those with kids at West Forsyth High School there's apparently been a fire in the 1000 building.  Given that there's ongoing construction on the campus I suspect it has something to do with that, but I don't know for sure.  We haven't gotten a robo-call from the school and there's nothing in the news about it so it sounds like it isn't a big deal.  Hopefully that's true.

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