I've been a little bummed this week. Our school, which has already had some really terrible luck this year - we had a devastating fire in July, a molestation arrest out of the (non-affiliated) after school program, and a school lockdown a few weeks ago because they thought there was a man with a gun - now more trouble has come to light. I don't want to get into too many details because I really have mixed feelings about the whole affair (and if you live in this area you probably already know about it anyway). However, the gist is two people were appropriating funds from the PTA and one of them was just arrested.
The problem - my problem - is I knew this woman. I knew this woman and I really liked her. Actually, I still like her. She was great with the kids, she was wonderful with my son in particular. I just feel sick over this. I was absolutely shocked when I heard about the arrest. I don't know what the circumstances were that led up to this situation but I know the amount taken was cumulative over time. I think, I hope, it comes down to sometimes good people make bad decisions.
We live in a really great community. I really like the people in our neighborhood and at our school and all these bad events just don't reflect how much people care and come together in this neighborhood. It's just been so much this year already. I really hope this means our school has paid our dues in bad karma for a least a few years.
I just needed to get that off my chest. - wg