Tuesday, July 29, 2008

car crashed into my preschool



This wasn't something your employers train you for or something you ever think could happen to you, but IT DID to me. Well, i don't work at a gas station but I couldn't get myself to take a picture of the accident at my work yesterday. This is exactly what the preschool classroom looked like which is connected only by a half wall to my classroom, so we heard and definitely felt everything. As the kids were all crying for their mommies and daddies i was thinking of how much I wanted my husband Charlie to be there with me.
As soon as I heard the crash I ran into their room and yelled at the top of my lungs "everyone, get in my class, HURRY," as the other 2 teachers helped get the kids covered with glass and debris out of their sleeping areas. As soon as everyone was on my side of the classroom the screaming and crying did not stop. I immediately found the kids with blood and scrapes and cleaned them up as the other teachers calmed the children down and began singing to them. It was a tender moment as I saw the teachers hold the little ones in their arms and devote their fullest and deepest LOVE to these children at such a traumatic time. We were very fortunate that no serious injuries occurred and the police and firemen were there within minutes. here's a link that was written in the Orange County Register today http://www.ocregister.com/articles/classroom-driver-kindercare-2107618-one-police

7 comments:

Heidi said...

OH MY GOODNESS... that is so scary! 2 traumas in 2 days....

How are you surviving?

MO said...

Hope everyone is OK !!!! What happened to the driver???

Whit said...

How scary! I read the article. I'm glad no one got hurt, especially Miss Carolyn!

Lisa and Mark said...

Whoa! That's like the scariest thing I've ever seen!!

Christensen Family said...

That is so scary! I'm glad that you all were okay. I hope the kids weren't too traumatized. You either!

KuRtIsS and MiChElLe said...

holy cow! that is crazy!!!! Im so glad you are safe!!!!!!!!

The Ellsworth Clan said...

Hey isn't that your car?

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