We all know bad things come in threes, so I have been patiently waiting.... bad thing number 3 happened on Friday and it happened at school.
I can't say much, but what I can say is that I will ALWAYS make sure that my students remain safe, not only in school, but at home as well. That being said, when a student comes into my room looking different (read between the lines), I know I have to tell someone. This time I was scared, as the perpetrator of this supposed crime (innocent, until proven guilty....) is much, much bigger than I am and I truly was afraid that I could be harmed, but God has my back.
Friday, while I was happily teaching, said perp came to school ranting and raving about what I had reported. Imagine the scene...... I was told later that this person was extremely upset with me and said I was the backstabber who turned against this person, simply because I was doing my job, no I retract that: simply because I was being a Christian and a human being.
I drove home in a panic, looking all around me praying I wasn't being followed. Can you imagine? I let someone take control of me because I gave them permission through fear. Today is a brand new day and I WILL NOT allow anyone to take control of me and my choices. Especially choices that will protect another from harm.
Has anyone else had a situation like this? I know mine is hard to determine, but I think most of you know what I am talking about.