I got a few flippant responses from people on social media saying I should have kept my kids home if I felt they were threatened. I do hold myself accountable for sending them out into a dangerous situation, which is why I went to school early to pick up my bus rider when I started hearing stories of overturned trucks, falling trees and downed power lines. My two middle school children do not receive bus service to our home (which is 1.4 miles away from school if they take the dangerous highway path, farther if they travel through the woods) so I retrieved them from school at the one-hour early dismissal knowing we could take the neighborhood route home. On the way home, we witnessed one very large tree being cleared by neighbors with chainsaws from the path of the elementary school buses that would soon be coming, and another tree falling on top of a car in motion. Fortunately for us it was not our car, and fortunately for the driver, she walked away with only busted out windows and a smashed in roof.