Melanie Howard is crying.
She’s a teacher here at Argentine Elementary school. She thought she was coming in for a parent meeting. She wasn’t. She had no idea what was coming.
As she walked into school she found herself facing a small group of people and cameras.
“I’m actually not a parent. My name is Kristi Hottenstein; I’m Vice Chancellor at the University of Michigan-Flint,” walking over to Melanie.
“What is this? Am I being Punk’d?” Melanie laughs but she’s nervous, shaking.