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School Lockdown Drill Upsets Parents -- Cops To Fire Blanks

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BNWriter, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. BNWriter

    BNWriter Active Member


    Is this *really* something to get upset about? Having trouble understanding what the problem is here. I suppose the school could have a lockdown drill without shots being fired, but then, the seriousness of the situation might not get impressed on kids who treat this as SOP (which sadly, now, most school-age kids do).

    I am merely wondering if the parents are the ones who need to get a clue here, or if there is something else being thought here.

    OK.....have at.
  2. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    I agree with this:

    Parent Sharon Miller called it absurd.

    "If you need to run a drill, you can run a drill," Miller told WBBM Newsradio's Bernie Tafoya. "They run fire drills all the time, but they don't run up and down the hallway with a flamethrower.

    Same with a tornado drill -- they don't tear the roof off the school to simulate a storm.

    The gunshot part might be well-intentioned, but it's over the top.
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Please tell me you aren't this clueless in real life.
  4. BNWriter

    BNWriter Active Member

    I think you have it wrong way round, LTL. It is not that I am clueless, but I wonder if the parents aren't clueless.
  5. BNWriter

    BNWriter Active Member

    I get your point (and the parent's point), Bob. But I think I also see what the school was looking to do, too. Some people don't agree, and I understand that.
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    If you're advocating gunfire -- simulated or not -- for this drill, then I have it right and you're pretty clueless.
  7. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    At my wife's school, they never announce lockdown drills in advance. Then again, they don't try to recreate War of the Worlds out in the hall either.
  8. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Oh, you've experienced the outrage.
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Now that would be cool as hell.

    Especially if they changed the story and vaporized Tom Cruise.
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