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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Bear Citing or Sighting, by Middle School Educators

Got an automated call this morning from the Principal of our middle school, informing parents that a bear was spotted outside the school, so they're cancelling after-school activities.  I guess a prudent action, given we're in the suburbs of NYC and not in Montana.

But then I got this follow-up email  (pasted below in full), making a weird bear announcement situation a little weirder and sadly funny.  Maybe I'm too much of a stickler for using language properly, but I guess I expect our educators to use language more carefully. 

Unless, of course, this baby bear has just been quoted for saying something special, or the bear was issued a summons to appear in court?


Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 12:50 PM
To: George Cigale
Subject: bear citing

A message from Wampus School
Good Afternoon,

A baby bear has been cited on the grounds of both Wampus and HCC. We were advised by the North Castle Police Department to have everyone remain indoors. Parents of walkers have been notified to arrange for their children to be picked up and there are no after school activities for either campus this afternoon.

Thank you.

To listen to the above message, you will need audio software and speakers on your computer.
This e-mail has been sent to you by Wampus School. To maximize their communication with you, you may be receiving this e-mail in addition to a phone call with the same message. If you wish to discontinue this service, please inform Wampus School IN PERSON, by US MAIL, or by TELEPHONE at (914) 273-4190.

George Cigale

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