The Mississippi homeschooling family of Robert and Debra Shinn is facing every homeschooler’s – no, every family’s – nightmare. In a post aptly titled When Hell Came to Our Home the homeschool blogger mom known as Lioness writes “a story that gets scarier and more bizarre the further along it goes.” She implores readers, “Please repost this story far and wide. One forum already refused it as being too “troublesome”, but I am terrified as to what will happen to my children and myself if no one knows.”
What with all the upset, it’s nightfall before I get around to mentioning to dh that the internet went down right before this started. Dh teaches computer building and maintenance classes. He gets out his kit and checks the line. He reports back that there’s 1/10th volt on the line, and the only thing that could have caused that would be if it were deliberately switched off at the relay station.
Dh goes over to Good Buddy’s house to make phone calls. He calls the cops. They say, “Get out. Get out now. It’s not safe.” He calls a relative in another county for shelter.
We throw everything in the car and leave for the relative’s house.
Then things start getting scary.
Sound a little over-the-top? Read Lioness’s multiple posts and decide for yourself, and read the updates she’s posting to continue following the developments. And share her story far and wide, not only to help Lioness and her family, but to help others who might face similar situations and be wondering what they can do.