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Kids in Guthrie are cold…

shining cold weather

Yesterday, news broke that the heat is out at a Guthrie elementary school. Instead of cancelling classes or giving the kids bulletproof tornado blankets to stay warm, the school district leaders are acting like it's no big deal.


Four elementary school classrooms have been without heat since Monday, prompting one teacher to ask parents to send their children to school with blankets.

A letter from that teacher sent home with students was met with disapproval by Guthrie Public Schools Superintendent Mike Simpson, who said about 100 children at Fogarty Elementary School are using the auditorium, the library and a computer lab until their classrooms can be properly heated.

“We’re going to put them in a space where learning can go on,” Simpson said Wednesday.

First of all, let's give props to all the bad ass kids in Guthrie for having to deal with this shit. We have working heat in our city schools and they still close them when it gets too cold outside. I hope your sissified, over-protective parents don't ruin all the fun for you, Guthrie kids. You're going to have a hell of a story to over-embellish to your own grandkids someday:

"Oh, so you think you have it rough? When I was a kid growing up in Oklahoma, we didn't even have heat in our schools!"

Mrs. Moore, the teacher who sent the letter, got in a bit of trouble. Apparently, informing parents that their kids may catch hypothermia in the classroom is against school policy:

Simpson said the teacher was not authorized to distribute the letter, which made its way onto an Internet message board Tuesday.

“That didn’t come from the principal or the district administration,” he said. “We’ve had discussions with all our staff.”...

The teacher is identified in the letter as Mrs. Moore. The only Fogarty teacher listed on the school’s website with the same last name is Amber Moore, who teaches second grade.

Moore did not respond to requests for comment.

Here's the controversial letter:


Heh, of course Ms. Moore went with Comic Sans. It's to elementary school teachers as Papyrus is to church ministers. My only concern is that she didn't use any clip art of Old Man Winter blowing icy air atop a snow-capped sign that reads "COLD" in a thick cartoon font. The freezing temperatures must have affected her decision-making.

Actually, I wonder what Mrs. Moore's motivation was for sending the letter. Was she concerned for her students, or watching out for her own self interests? After a quick Google search, it appears that Mrs. Moore is in her late 20s. Is there any creature out there that gets colder easier than a 20-something girl? They tolerate cold weather about as well as lizards and snakes. All they like to do is huddle underneath blankets, watch Netflix and complain about things being cold. I should know. I only date girls who are in their 20s.

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