The fate of children whose parents have been swept up in the government's meatpacking plant raids
isn't going unnoticed by the media. As just one example, KSL-TV in Salt Lake City, Utah, reports
on the fate of affected kids in its local schools:
[A]t Lincoln Elementary School in the Cache Valley School District there are dozens of children who went home with someone else yesterday, a relative or only one parent.
A similar situation in the Logan City School District at Bridger Elementary School. Yesterday, secretaries and teachers found themselves calling homes to make sure students got picked up. . . .
Just at Bridger Elementary School alone there were seven students affected by yesterday's raid. One teacher said that most of those students were not in school today.
As the principal said, one issue is the fact that they are afraid, but the other issue may be that they are literally preparing to say goodbye to their parents.