Monday, November 5, 2007

As if we aren't under enough pressure...

The law school went into lockdown last Thursday. You've got to have an ID card to access the building, the elevators, the library, etc. There is a cop posted at the front doors.

I didn't post about this earlier because the law school was being tight-lipped and I didn't know if there was an official and legitimate reason for their secrecy. Given that I'm in law, but not law enforcement, I was going to wait until after a town-hall style meeting this afternoon. But, as the Seattle PI just broke the story, I can now share the news.

Anyway, apparently the law school has been the receipient of "threats to our security," as Dean Hicks calls them. The part I find frustrating is that the law school, by being secretive, has made it impossible for we students, who are all adults (at least chronologically), to make our own decision whether or not we want to put ourselves in the situation of going to class and potentially in harm's way.

Also, most of us are already under a lot of pressure with exams coming up in about four weeks. What's the negative version of the phrase, "This is just the icing on the cake."

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