The Changing Face of Halloween
Halloween is diminishing in scariness this year for many parents, teachers, staff and students at Blaine Schools. Real life scenarios are now creating intense news media interest because of the drama and potential for horrific outcomes. Last school year the television news crews stalked our streets gathering scenes and sound bites to report the activities of Blaine's secondary level principal. This year international news media coverage brings sensationalism to the possible extreme consequences of a current bizarre situation. Halloween's worst nightmares now pale in comparison.
Brandon Becerra age 11 is a Blaine middle school student who heard about the found "hit list" that named fellow students and the principal as designated targets for potential assassination. On Friday he attended his classes although only about half the student body came to school as parents kept kids home just in case the letter was not a hoax or frustrated writings of an overly distraught student. We live in a world that crosses the fine line of sanity with surreal attitudes by certain individuals and groups. It make us cherish each moment rather than have a "trick or treat" attitude.
When we reach out and embrace our neighbors we see pictures that enhance everyday life in our own international community.