Emergency Kits, Lockdown and Los Angeles

Last week 9,000 students at LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District) were kept at school until after 5pm. A LAUSD police officer had been shot, and the shooter had not been apprehended. There is a lockdown protocol in place, and students in nearby schools were kept in their classrooms. Neighborhoods were shut down and parents worried about their children. That is what we do. We worry for the safety of our children. Nothing could be more normal. This was an extraordinary event. A much more common emergency (around here) would …