Teachers Stage Gun Attack on Kids

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  1. JFox1

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    this was a sad story.
    One girl said she thought she was going to die.
    I suppose defenders of the school have adapted to the fear equals safety agenda we've been fed the last 6 years.
     
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    Yeah. It's Bush's fault.
     
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    im no bush man, but i wouldn't go that far
     
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    Sorry, Tim, but that is what it sounded like.

    Again, sorry.
     
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    no problem...
     
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    Don't teachers and students need to have drills for such a contingency nowadays?
     
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    yes , but not like this
     
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    The week after Columbine, my school went through a drill for such a threat. Of course, beforehand, all of the teachers told the students what was going to happen and what was expected of us.

    Pulling something like this, out of the blue, and telling the kids a lie about what was happening is completely inappropriate. They are very fortunate that the kids did not panic, and didn't hurt themselves or others by trying to escape or fight back.

    If my kid was on the trip, I know one Assistant Principal who would be getting me in their office with a "fake" gun, telling him it is real, just to see if he would know what to do.

    At the least, the people involved in this ought to be horse whipped a few times.
     
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    We always tell our kids when it's a drill. AND it's not always a drill. We had a quasi-lockdown the week after VT because of a threat. EVERYONE knew something was going on because our practiced codes went out over the intercom. We had teachers stationed in the hall. We kept the the lines of communication open on multiple levels.

    You do your best to reassure the kids -- not scare them more.
     
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    I work here in Murfreesboro so naturally it is the hot topic in the news right now. What is killing me is that some of the parents are not mad at all! They are defending the jobs of the ones who pulled this prank.

    To know that they had a man in a hooded jacket banging on the doors frightening these children to tears is uncalled for. So help me, if someone did this to a child of mine, there would be a lawsuit happening and they WOULD NOT be keeping their position!
     
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    This may have been a bungled drill but I wouldn't call it a prank.
     
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    Aren't these the same types of folks that suspend a student for 10 days for bringing a GI Joe with a 2 inch "gun" to school?

    Hoo boy...
     
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    Ken----I believe in some states --- its against the law to "stage" a catastropic event for fear of panamonia.
     
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    This is one reason why I don't allow my children on overnight field trips unless I'm able to go with them. It would have only taken one person to stand up and say "This is not a good idea and my child won't be participating" to have ended the charade before it even began.

    Whoever came up this idea needs to be removed from working directly with children. Obviously they have no idea how the mind of a child works and how frightened they can become when they are already away from home and the support of their parents. They just destroyed any trust those children had developed of their teachers. How will the childern ever believe them if this sort of thing should ever really happen? (heaven forbid)
     
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    Prank is the word they have used here in every story on this event. The administration said it was not a drill. The children even stated that some of the teachers were laughing when they turned the lights back on.
     

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