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Old 03-01-2013, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I think this is going a little too far for "practice" if you ask me.
Possibly traumatizing kids to teach them a lesson ?

Turner school lockdown drill scares students | kgw.com Portland
"I was on the playground and I see everyone screaming, running into their classrooms," said fifth-grader Carter Bourassa. "I turn around and there is this guy climbing over the fence with a stick."
Carter said the man was dressed in a hoodie.
"I thought someone was going to kidnap us or kill us," said Carter. "I was scared and there was a lot of people crying."
The kids raced inside to their classrooms. Carter said the man then started banging on the windows.
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The principal sent a letter home to parents after the drill. He said the school has debriefed about the drill and he hopes everyone learned something.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:15 PM
 
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In the mind of the victims er uh children, this is no less traumatic than the real thing, but I guess its okay when the perps wear government issued costumes.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Here.
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Darn, when I was a kid we just had boring fire drills.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:29 AM
 
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I think this is going a little too far for "practice" if you ask me.
Possibly traumatizing kids to teach them a lesson ?
Drills and practice are fine. Any person in the military or LE will tell you they reverted back to their training in life or death situations. This, however, is just absolutely stupid.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:31 AM
 
Location: texas
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I wonder what would happen if someone were packing..under the table..so to speak as one of these supprise drills happend.

I hear they already practice lock down...the fake intruder is a bit much.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:31 AM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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In the mind of the victims er uh children, this is no less traumatic than the real thing, but I guess its okay when the perps wear government issued costumes.

ever noticed how we protect almost everything important in our lives with firearms, but when it comes to schools, no firearms allowed.

but if murders start to happen there, we call the cops to respond with their firearm.

what a bunch of hypocrites people are.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Or how about the Illinois school principal who plans to shoot blanks during drills to get the kids "used to" hearing gun shots ?

Are we educating our children to grow up in an environment of invasion/gunfire which we only used to read about happening in other countries ?

Illinois school plans to shoot blanks during drill to get students used to gunfire* - NY Daily News
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:01 AM
 
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Anything to instill the government as protector/ provider mindset and all the better to do it while their minds are young and maleable.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:11 AM
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Darn, when I was a kid we just had boring fire drills.

Heck, when I was in second and third grade (1961, 1962) we were still doing the 'duck and cover' drills in case of nuclear war. I can still hear the sirens going off (during the drills, of course) and the teacher ordering us tikes to protect ourselves from the incoming nuclear warheads by getting under out little wood desks and covering our heads with our arms.

Anyway, drills are fine, but the school the subject of this thread may have exceeded the bounds.
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