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Hello Hillsboro: School, police earned their A
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The “soft” lockdown that was put into effect at the schools on Monday offered a good chance to see how well it worked without any prior planning.

You can read about it in this week’s School Board story as it was presented to the Board and visitors by Superintendent Curt Bisarek at the regular monthly meeting that night.

From the moment the local and county police alerted the schools that officers were in area pursuit of a possibly dangerous subject, until the situation ended with the subject in custody, it was handled with highly professional skill on both ends of the situation.

In fact, it offers parents and other interested folks a short but important understanding of the difference between a “soft” lockdown and a “hard” lockdown.

Because I was with my school mom daughter at the time she received a text from the school, I could see the absolute value of keeping parents informed during that kind of situation.

The students and teachers were completely safe throughout the situation, and their families were apprised of that incredibly important news as soon as possible. I’m not a text person and I sometimes kid three daughters who are, but this incident made me realize how much more fortunate they are than Jane and I were back when they were in school!

Teachers, administrators, and certainly the police deserve praise from all of us, along with a few prayers of appreciation.

It’s been 25 years since we moved to Hillsboro, and we never seem to run out of reasons to be thankful for that decision.


On a lighter note, I recently received a comical e-mail about a clever student who received a “O” on an exam from a teacher who really needs to lighten up a bit!

When he’s the host of the “Tonight Show” she’ll be telling all her friends that he learned a lot of his talent in her class!

Would you have given him a zero, or a break for the laughs, if nothing else?

Q: In which battle did Napoleon die?

A: His last one.

Q: Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?

A: At the bottom of a page.

Q: What is the main reason for divorce?

A: Marriage.

Q: How can a man go eight days without sleeping?

A: No problem. He sleeps at night.

Q: How can you lift an elephant with one hand?

A: You will never find an elephant with one hand.

Q: If you throw a red stone into a blue sea, what will it become?

A:  Wet.

Q: If it took eight men 10 hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?

A: No time at all. The wall is already built.

Q: What is the main reason for failure?

A: Exams!