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Old 12-10-2011, 09:19 AM
 
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so after a report of a possible gun (most likely no gun in reality) the principal locks down the school and proceeds to panic over the school intercom...panting heavy and scaring the crap out of the kids. then the kids call their parents, and the helicopters proceed to also freak out and go up to the school hang out on 620. I'm sure this just made the whole situation a giant clusterf&@k and endangered the helicopters more than anything that was actually going on at the school...

the principal is an idiot and the helicopters are an embarrassment to our society...

get a grip ppl...
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Hmmm.....

I don't know what the principal said over the intercom, but I have a child at LT high school. The report was of a person in the middle school school with a gun and a box. If it had been true, that meant a gunman was in the school. Any responsible school administrator would have sounded the alarm and put the school on lockdown.

So they locked down the high school, which adjoins the middle school. Law enforcement reacted immediately and thoroughly investigated. Multiple sweeps through each hallway, classroom, and with dogs.

Serious response? Yup. I don't question it. Not sure what you thought should have been done. Did you want a principal to get on the intercom and say "there might be a gunman running around but we don't think there really is. go about your business but be careful."

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Old 12-10-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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my daughter goes to lth too. the principal panicked over the intercom, which scared the kids and brought the helicopters up to the school...making a confusing situation even worse...

I could just imagine the captain of that airliner that landed in the hudson freaking out like that. pol would have died. luckily none of the helicopters didn't get run down on 620...
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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These are the times my friends. People are edgy and easily panic'd and would rather call in the police, swat and the helicopters then make a "bad call" and not.

It's happening all over though, not just here.
The Swat Team got called in at a GA university because a student had an "old fashioned" umbrella and someone thought it was a rifle.

In MA, the Swat Team swarmed a mall looking for a man with a rifle..yet another umbrella.
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:57 AM
 
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I'm not talking about the swat thing...which is typical for our post 911/columbine wimpy society. it's the principals reaction over the intercom and the dumbo helicopters just making the situation worse. what do these parents think they are going to do at the locked down school? Moderator cut: see comment

Last edited by Bo; 12-13-2011 at 08:46 AM.. Reason: Keep it PG-13 please.
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I'm not talking about the swat thing...which is typical for our post 911/columbine wimpy society. it's the principals reaction over the intercom and the dumbo helicopters just making the situation worse. what do these parents think they are going to do at the locked down school?
Could have been the first time that ever happened to that principal.
Being educated in what to do is different than actually having to do it "for real".

I was in an AISD school when they had a lockdown. All they said over the intercom was for the teachers to lock the door and stay away from the windows. They never said what the situation was and the campus had police cars all over. Two hours later they "de-lockdowned" and still never said what happened. I found out the next day from a teacher that there was a suspected gun on the campus but they never actually found any gun.

Last edited by Bo; 12-13-2011 at 08:46 AM.. Reason: updated quote to match original
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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that's the way it should be handled...not freak out galore. she should be reprimanded or something...
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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that's the way it should be handled...not freak out galore. she should be reprimanded or something...
Reprimanded? Because she didn't handle it perfectly?

How about the district simply review their handling of the situation and retrain as necessary?

Your earlier post suggests the principal's announcement brought the helicopters. I think you know when there was a reasonable suspicion that a gunman was on the grounds a good way to find him/her is from the air. So helicopters are reasonable.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX!!!!
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Is the OP referring to the parents as "helicopters"? That's what I inferred as in "the helicopter parents" converging on the school.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:48 PM
 
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yeah the parent heli freaks. lol what are you weirdos doing across the street? talk about getting in the way of swat if a situation actually occurred. is swat trained to kill helicopters?
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