Just when I thought my son's school was free from this sort of thing- we get a recorded call and an email from the Middle Schol principal telling us that the 8th grade is being let out early on the last day of school and giving the time when the nearby high School is being let out forty five minutes later. We are told to pick up our children and to keep them close for the rest of the day! My son explained- there is apparently a sick tradition of Freshman Kill day- High School students attack middle school kids walking home from school the last day. He says several students have been attacked in the past few years, some serious injuries. This has apparently been hushed up, never anything in the media. What on earth are we coming to? Anyone harming my kid is not going to get a talk from the school- he's going to have assult charges filed and his parents sued.