Bonnie Bucqueroux teaches at Michigan State University's School of Journalism and experiments with citizen journalism, including co-publishing Lansing Online News with Bill Castanier. They also co-host a radio show Mondays at 7 p.m. on LCC Radio - WLNZ - 89.7.

One response to “Halloween: Why my masked visitor gave me pause”

  1. Therese Dawe

    What an interesting article. It shows the weight of responsibility that teachers bear now. They are much more than instructors, they now have to be police officers, security officers and federal agents all rolled into one. How DO we expect our instructors to keep a class safe from harm if there is no plan in place? The world has changed and it makes sense to create some universal way of communicating in an emergency. I highly recommend a book called “The Survivors Club” by Ben Sherwood. He interviews people who have survived the most intense life emergencies such as plane crashes and lived to tell it, while also interviewing scientists who study why some people survive traumatic events and others don’t. There ARE things we can do to up the odds.