LIVING WITH BOMB THREATS
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