Unfair to focus on what went wrong

I am writing in regard to the article, “Lockdown means chaos in Marysville High School” and the Thursday letter, “Better plan needed for lockdowns.”

I am a sophomore at MP and I have to say that I am very frustrated about the article. The lockdown was by far, not chaotic. The only class I heard about being chaotic was the one printed in your article.

All of my friends said that they actually kind of enjoyed the lockdown. I was in my French class when the announcment came. We played games pertaining to French culture and then watched a movie. Although we never got food, administrators came around and escorted students to the restroom. My teacher had snacks in her class so no one went hungry. I heard many people say it was a great oppurtunity to meet new people in their class and they learned a lot about each other.

Regarding the letter, all I have to say is of course the writer’s son was suspended for leaving campus! The school adminstrators were just trying to keep us safe and the day probably would have gone a whole lot smoother for them if they didn’t have to police students who kept trying to leave.

I know that our school isn’t perfect and there is always room for improvement, but it doesn’t help if the local newspaper prints an article that shows only the flaws in our school and community. So please, on behalf of Marysville students, staff and parents, stop trashing Marysville.

Shelby Hintze


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