North 48th Closed; Huntington Elementary Closed

May 11, 2011 at 11:17am By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

Huntington Elementary is closed today, thanks to LPD activity in the neighborhood. This I know thanks to a 6:00am phone call from Rick Devney, the school’s principal. Apparently LPD is dealing with “a bad dude”—those might not have been Dr. Devney’s exact words—and shots have been fired. Portions of North 48th Street are closed off, so be sure to check for the latest updates before you head off to work. 10/11 is following the action; no updates yet from Channel 8 or the Journal Star.

So ... I guess I need to go figure out what to do with an 8 year-old today. Suggestions?

UPDATE: LPS now says school is “delayed” until further notice. I could’ve sworn the message said no school. I must have still been asleep. Goodrich@Dawes is also out for now. Stay tuned.

UPDATE 2: Here’s a transcript of the phone call we received:

This is Mr. Devney calling to inform you that we have been advised by the Lincoln Police Department to close school today for all students and staff. The police are in the Huntington neighborhood dealing with an unsafe person at 46th and Knox street. This situation is currently unsafe for us to gather for school. Our before and after school CLC will be closed as well. We will plan to resume school tomorrow.

LPS’s website isn’t in agreement with the message going out by phone.

UPDATE 3: LPS has confirmed that this is a delay, not a closure. For now.

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Fletch May 11, 2011 at 2:26pm

Children’s museum. Zoo. Legos. Star Wars movie marathon. Have the kid clean his room. Watch “Cars.” Netflix until you puke. Take him out for lunch. Did I mention Legos? Play games.

Days like this used to bother my schedule - but I had an epiphany one day that it’s a full day to spend with your kid without the kid being sick. Think like a kid for a few hours and have fun.

Mr. Wilson May 11, 2011 at 2:59pm

I’d be all over the “think like a kid” thing if it weren’t for deadlines with work. If only this had happened tomorrow...

Fletch May 11, 2011 at 3:01pm

They are now saying closed for the day. Sorry!

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