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Writing Found in School: 'A Good Day to Die'

Washington Irving School principal reported to police finding a disturbing message on a dry erase board in a classroom.

On Dec. 18 at 8:05 a.m., an officer doing an inspection of Washington Irving elementary school spoke with the principal who told him of a disturbing statement written on a dry erase board at a time in the wake of Newtown's massacre when everyone is on alert.

Principal Dr. Debbie Hand said that at some point between the end of school the day prior and the start of school on this day, an unknown person wrote “Today is a good day to die” on the dry erase board in room two of the school.

Police filed a case for the incident under further investigation.

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Dean Gallea December 28, 2012 at 02:34 PM
At the risk of stating the obvious, the line was used by Klingon warriors in the Star Trek TV series, and is reported to have been said by Crazy Horse at Little Big Horn, among many other prior uses: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_good_day_to_die.
Krista Madsen December 28, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Thanks Dean, it is good to put into historical context and see it in perspective!
Karina Arreola January 04, 2013 at 04:33 AM
My daughter was one of the students who saw the note on the dry erase board. That happened on a Tuesday after the Connecticut tragedy. And just the day before (Monday) she asked me: "Mommy, how far is him to come to my school?" I almost cried when she asked me that. Thanks God she is very mature and I haven't seen any changes on her since then. Principal said they "think" there was a High Student who did it. I was so worried about it, I didn't even want to send my daughter to school the next day. I also have a son who attends Pre-K @ John Paulding, and since 12/14 afternoon I have seen changes on the security there, but I HAVEN'T SEEN ANY @ WI School. I'm still waiting for answers about what happened or who did it.
Krista Madsen January 04, 2013 at 02:00 PM
Thanks Karina for sharing your kids' experience. It is such a scary time for adults, I can't imagine what it's like for kids. Luckily mine are too young to know what's going on.

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