Kristofer Was Quiet In School Today by Lucy

Kristofer was quiet in school today. When I asked him why, he told me he was late home because him and his mom were stopped by the security guard in the grocery store. I remember when that guy helped me when my bike had a flat tyre. So he obviously had a good reason to do what he did. He's a good man. After lunch we did science. I hate science. It so hard. But Kristofer loves it. I have no idea why, but he's very good at it. He is very smart.

Kristofer was quiet in school today. When I asked him why, he told me his mom still hadn't found a job. I remember months ago Kris said his mom was looking for a job. I don't know why, but I expected she would have found one by now! My mom found a job in only a few weeks! He was quite sad about it, so we played his favourite game at recess. He'd bought his toy gun into school (he's not allowed, but I didn't tell). That game seemed to cheer him up a bit. We had so much fun, but for some reason my Mom wouldn't let him come over after school.

Kristofer was quiet in school today. When I asked him why, he said he and his older brother had 'the talk' I don't know what that means... so I asked him. He said that boys with brown skin had to be told what to do when a cop approached them. Why though? Police are there to protect us, doesn't he understand that? Police are our friends. Kris told me he heard his parents say that 'there were guns in our area' whatever that means. Then we played soccer. It was super fun. I like soccer.

Kristofer was quiet in school today. When I asked him why, he said he was watching the news and his Dad told him to go out the room. But he peaked at it anyway. He saw riots, and police and signs that said 'BLM'. What's 'BLM'? why was Kris watching the news anyway? It's boring. I never watch the news. And why would Kris's Dad tell him to go out the room? There's nothing to hide, like I said, it's boring anyways. At lunchtime we played tag. I was it. But when I went home my Mom told me I couldn't hang out with Kris anymore. I was super sad about it. What did Kris ever do wrong?

Kristofer was not in school today. He might have caught the bug I thought. It's spreading. The Teachers called us in to assembly. Our Teacher was crying. She told us Kris is not coming to school today, that he's never coming to school ever again, whatever that means. She said the police had thought the toy gun he had was real. I don't understand. I'm scared. I wish Kris were here so I could ask him what this is all about.