(RIVERSIDE PRESS ENTERPRISE) — Shane Reichardt was at a Banning City Council meeting on Thursday morning, Oct. 23, when a phone message started the clock on what he called “the longest eight minutes of my life.”
The call was from John Adams Elementary School in Corona, where his son, Drew, is a second-grader. The message noted that Drew was absent from school that day.
But he wasn’t absent, and eight minutes later, after Reichardt had bolted out of the meeting and ran to the parking lot for the 46-mile drive back to Corona, another call from the school arrived.
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It was all a mistake.