Monday, June 9, 2008

The Worst Summer Day in WMS History

Today was a record...the worst summer day in Weston Middle School history. It was 98 degrees and sunny in Weston, but no one could enjoy the weather. Four schools were shut down in the area, accept for ours. It was chaos.

The lights were shut off, as well as the electronics in the school, for the air conditioning was conveniently broken. But alas, nothing was able to keep the temperature down. 300 kids had entered and stayed in the nurses office, but were moved into the band room. That was in less than two hours. After one hour had passed, 40 kids had been sent home. Before long, the troubles were past dehydration and on to actual sickness.

An ambulance parked in front of the school and everyone panicked. Students were vomiting and dry-heaving, some even fainting. By the time notes were taken by the EMT's, release forms were signed. The extremely sick kids had to sign or go to the hospital. Luckily, there were only three: a diabetic, and two average girls. One of them was me.

Now over 600 kids are left in a boiling and crammed building, not knowing what will happen. the only way for them to know is to wait and see.

4 comments:

Gina said...

Oh, that SUCKS, Bela!! We're so spoiled at my school with the A/C, so when we go outside to the buses we are just given a full-body heat slap. I heard something on the radio about schools shutting down, but that was at six o'clock this morning, so it's not like I was really paying attention. Are you okay now, though? I'm assuming you are, if you typed this at your house well before the middle of the day. Feel better!

Bela said...

Yeah, it stunk!!! But the good news is we're getting out of school early tomorrow...
Lucky!!! Yeah, I'm feeling better, thanks for asking!!! Actually, I felt fine when I came home. I wanted to go back to class to finish my project, after all, the best way to get something done right is to do it yourself. But, they acted like it was some sort of plague instead of heatstroke. Whee...lucky me. Ahh!!! Now the last week of school will be SO crammed!!!

sam said...
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Bela said...

Oh wait, YOU'RE Sam? Yeah, Sara talks about you a lot! I know, doesn't it stink? I can't believe they didn't give us a half day!!!