Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Today I received my first call from the Dean at Trent's school. Actually I missed the call on my cell phone, because I was coloring my hair. So when I listened to the message and it was from the Dean I was slightly concerned. The message informed me that the campus police had noticed a gun in Trent's car which turned out in fact to be a toy gun. They called Trent from class and he let the police search his car and back pack. This search only revealed a gorilla suit. This led to another conversation. Officially the school could have expelled Trent. The Dean told me that because his record is completely clean and because he is in orchestra, they let him off with a warning. The gun was a bright orange thing from the dollar store. When asked why it was in his car, Trent said that a friend had used it as part of a costume at Halloween and it just got left in the car. Trent thought it was a bit ridiculous because the gun didn't really look that realistic. The Dean said that they didn't want to risk starting some kind of panic if someone started spreading rumors that someone had a gun in their car. But in today's world you can't be to careful, I suppose. Hey I couldn't expect a kid to go all the way through school without getting in trouble just once, can I? So from now on Trent will be sure to not leave toy guns in his car. And he better not pull any pranks in his gorilla suit, since he would be prime suspect number one. He keeps the suit in his trunk because one never knows when one might need such a thing.