LIV­ING WITH BOMB THREATS

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS -

MEHGAN Sabau-O’Con­nor’s four-year-old son at­tends pre-school at Arthur M Glick JCC in Indianapolis and her daugh­ter, six, at­tends af­ter-school club there.

“The gut re­ac­tion is fear, fol­lowed by anger, fol­lowed by de­ter­mi­na­tion,” said Mrs Sabau-O’Con­nor. “I pulled my son from school early and picked my daugh­ter up from kin­der­garten rather than hav­ing her bus to the JCC, but that was be­cause it made me feel bet­ter as a mum. That de­ci­sion has noth­ing to do with the cen­tre’s ac­tions.”

Mrs Sabau-O’Con­nor added she was aware most par­ents chose to keep their chil­dren at school “to show these bul­lies that we will not stand for it”.

New York State res­i­dent Tony Ortega, whose two-year-old twins were evac­u­ated from nurs­ery at his lo­cal JCC, wrote on Twit­ter: “Po­lice di­rected us par­ents to a nearby am­bu­lance fa­cil­ity where our chil­dren had been put in a base­ment. The chil­dren had been walked there by the car­ing pro­fes­sional staff at the JCC af­ter a bomb threat had been called in. Trump’s Amer­ica is af­fect­ing my fam­ily per­son­ally in a way I did not an­tic­i­pate. It’s not a good feel­ing.” Peo­ple be­ing evac­u­ated from a Jewish Com­mu­nity Cen­tre in Davie, Florida

PHOTO: AP

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