On Saturday, I noticed some surprising activity on the ICEF co-location section of campus that turned out to be disturbing activity.
I was driving my family home when I noticed a gentleman by himself unlocking the morning drop off gate on Stoner Avenue, the one that had been put in place during the previous co-location.
This gate was not supposed to be used as a regular entrance to campus but only for morning drop off. The co-located charter school's entrance is on Lindblade St. I was surprised by this and after dropping off my family, I walked by to check it out.
As I approached, I saw a lady exit and enter and then the gentleman exit and re-entering. I snapped picture. He didn't like it and said I needed to stop or he would call the police. I laughed and said he was on a public sidewalk. I asked if Ms. Buczek was on campus. He said he didn't know who that was. I said she was the principal. He said he didn't work for the school and was just helping "her" as he pointed in the direction of the lady who reentered before him.
The lady walked back and let me know Buczek was not on campus but said she would text her a message.
This was disturbing. This man who was not affiliated with ICEF was not only on campus without ICEF administration but was in possession of the campus keys and could let himself on campus.
What is going on on the ICEF side of campus?
Sometime a little later that afternoon, my wife was driving by on the way to an errand. The gate was open. She stopped the car to take a picture when the same gentleman from before walked up to the passenger side of the car where my children where and began blowing smoke in the car while telling my wife she could not take pictures and had to leave. She stopped taking pictures, switched to video and captured a few seconds before moving on to get away from the smoke.
When she returned from her errand and recounted the incident, I couldn't help but remember the cigarette incident from the previous co-location. That incident happened at the end of the school year, but tension are already running on hot and smoke is being blown.
What's the old saying? Where there's smoke, there's fire...