gag order

The Alameda Sun received reports last week from parents and teachers about a pair of incidents that involved the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD). The first involved a memorandum sent to teachers on the heels of the Feb. 11 gas leak at Encinal High School (EHS). The second concerned the behavior of a substitute teacher at Lincoln Middle School two days later.

"NO ONE IS TO SPEAK TO ANY REPORTERS!"

Where would you suppose such an order in all capital letters with accompanying exclamation point would have been issued? North Korea? Mother Russia? Cuba? The NSA? Or that bastion of liberalism known collectively as the Bay Area? Actually the edict was issued right here in River City following the Tuesday, Feb. 11, gas leak at Encinal High School.