They commented on Patch.com throughout the late afternoon and evening Monday. And they fired off messages on the Patch.com Facebook sites for Forks and Palmer Townships and Easton.
Parents in the Easton Area School District were less than thrilled how the school district handled a bomb threat at Easton Area Middle School Monday afternoon.
The main issue was the fact that the district didn't send out a phone alert to parents until after students were already sent home, not before. School buses were delayed by at least 20 minutes from leaving due to the bomb scare.
"EASD failed miserably in their role today!" commented Jill Roberts Forrest.
At Tuesday night's school board meeting, middle school principal Dr. Charlene Symia told board members the evacaution had gone according to procedure.
"We followed to the letter of the law what we needed to do," she said.
After the meeting, she declined to comment in detail about parents' complaints, saying only that the school had "made every effort" to contact parents, and would also be sending home a letter discussing the evacuation.
Some parents said they didn’t know for about 30 minutes where their children were as rumors swirled online about an incident at the school.
Other parents said they didn’t get any notification from the district at all, according to the Easton Express-Times.
And it wasn't just parents complaining. Bus driver Helen Jones, who represents the drivers' union, complained that students were waiting on the sidewalk outside the school. She wanted bus drivers to be able to evacuate them.
"Had it been a real bomb, every one of our children would’ve been blown up," she said. "Let us pull in, get those kids out of there."
Board member Frank Pintabone replied that it was a police decision that the students were where they were.
Forks Township Police Chief Greg Dorney said Tuesday morning that his department assisted the Easton Area School District Police with exterior security and traffic.