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They all got excused from their second two blocks of class to attend. They got a ride to the Wallingford train station and found that the trains had stopped running.
So she called her father to see if he could take her and four friends somewhere near the city so they could be part of the celebration.
Of course, he did.
Having chided Chester Upland for closing down the district so students could go to a political rally for Barack Obama, readers deserve an explanation for this apparent hypocrisy.
Here it is:
It is one thing to TOLERATE youthful exuberance and allow a bunch of teenagers to skip some school to take part in a city-wide celebration. It is another for grown-ups to close down a school system so children can take part in a partisan political rally.
Now, excuse me while I listen to Harry Kalas introduce Brad Lidge.
UPDATE: Ooooh, Chase said a bad word!