Social Emotional

Fight, Flight, Freeze

Fight, Flight, Freeze

As I write this my body is flooded with adrenaline. My mind is racing. My heart is pounding. A little while ago I received a text from my middle schooler. It is the text that every parent fears. “Something has happened at [school]. We heard a loud explosion and the windows shook.” While I frantically texted (trying to appear calm to my son) to get more information, my husband took to social media to find out what was going on. We quickly learned there was an explosion on the block next to his school. A building collapsed and was on fire.