Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
It’s old news by now. You’ve probably heard that a single bullet was found in the hallway at
My God, you would have thought Columbine had exploded in our community.
Apparently some parents and one, as usual, naïve, foolish
With no respect intended, Franklin, get a grip. We’re not the Milwaukee Public Schools where a bullet found in the hallway is reason for a late afternoon pep rally.
The lone bullet was discovered just before the noon hour. I liken this to a phoned-in bomb scare. Personally, I would have kept every kid in school. Instead,
My criticism is mild. I would have done all the searches while John and Sue were learning basic English so they’d have a possible chance at getting future employment against their Asian counterparts.
For the most part, school officials performed admirably, other than the mass evacuation. Their job, other than the basics of education is to make sure the education is presented in a safe environment. They got kids out, sent them home, and told parents what was going on. So what if some blogger didn’t hear about it first. Who gives a damn about him or his Facebook page.
With hindsight being 20/20,
Reason to get undies in a bundle: NONE.
Congrats to Franklin Police and Franklin school officials.
Parents who wanted every reason to hide under a mattress: Shame on you. Way to jump to every conclusion imaginable before you know what the hell is going on.
Which brings me to a compelling perspective that could only be offered by a reader of my blog as opposed to the pointless fire drill offered elsewhere on the
"FHS administration required all students to leave purses, backpacks, books, jackets, etc. at the school last night.
Anonymous rumor generated tip… the media reported ‘no guns or ammo were found’ but nobody mentioned that other contraband and illegal items were found… drugs, steroids, etc.
Here’s what inquiring minds want to know…
What happened to the staff, teachers and administrators stuff? Did they get a pass on this?
How do we know there wasn’t a disgruntled school employee who dropped that bullet?
Where was the warrant for the seizing and search of personal effects? (I know they can run dogs through the school in random sweep searches, but this time they seized people’s stuff).
Sounds like the school employees got a special favor and our students had their stuff (jackets, backpacks and purses) illegally seized.
If the threat was so real, that school was closed and personal property seized… why didn’t the school staff get the same treatment?”
UPDATE: Since the single bullet, there's been another threat discovered. It was made with, OMG, a writing utensil.