News of the weird: An elementary principal in Inglewood, California locked down the school to prevent students leaving for immigration rallies. Students weren’t allowed to leave class on March 27, even to go to the restroom. Instead, they used buckets in the classroom as toilets. Some teachers ignored the bucket order and escorted students to the restrooms.
Worthington Elementary School Principal Angie Marquez . . . apparently misread the district handbook and ordered a lockdown designed for nuclear attacks.
It was an “honest mistake,” said a district official.
Translated from educationese, that means: It was an incredibly stupid mistake by a principal without a shred of common sense but we’re not going to fire her just yet.