Thursday, March 12, 2009

People, really: Libraries are NOT safe places!!

So please, please, don't just dump your kids there and assume everything will be fine. Usually things go smoothly, but sometimes they don't.

Those of you who have been around awhile may remember this incident of inappropriate library behavior.

At least that incident was at least more or less consensual. The one today was--allegedly--not. Again, a 19-year-old was arrested, and again a minor was involved (not the same one as last time). This particular minor used to attend storytime with my son. This kid's mother just died last summer, and apparently the kid didn't want to call the police because Dad is drinking a lot more than he used to and isn't handling things well.

My heart hurts. And I'm very, very angry.

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