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Holy shite!

Apparently, some schools have a new drill that is called code red, which means "school shooter." In it, you have to get down on the carpet.

It is sad and pathetic we live in a world that needs this kind of drill.

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kelly_holden
Mar. 29th, 2008 08:59 am (UTC)
My TAFE campus (or possibly the whole institution, I don't know) has something like that, but the protocol we were told was to lock the door and get under the desk or somewhere else out of sight of the door and internal or ground floor windows.
kengr
Mar. 29th, 2008 09:40 am (UTC)
you have to get down on the carpet

Thus making the kids better targets both because they are prone and because they can't move fast.

Can you say "security theater"?

BTW, the worst case of someone killing kids in a school was about 100 years ago. And the guy used a *bomb*.
fayanora
Mar. 30th, 2008 02:06 am (UTC)
Security theatre?

Wow, 100 years ago? Wow. Source?
kengr
Mar. 30th, 2008 05:29 am (UTC)
I'd have to do some digging...

Ah faster than I thought:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_School_disaster
fayanora
Mar. 30th, 2008 05:37 am (UTC)
Horrible...
consortofvenus
Mar. 29th, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC)
Lie on the ground and become sitting ducks. That's great planning.
fayanora
Mar. 30th, 2008 03:49 am (UTC)
Agreed.
kengr
Mar. 30th, 2008 05:31 am (UTC)
And there have been instances of theachers with concealed carry permits asking to be allowed to carry at school. And being turned down on a "guns are bad" basis.
fayanora
Mar. 30th, 2008 05:46 am (UTC)
They should carry tazers then.
consortofvenus
Apr. 2nd, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
So stupid. They're afraid of looking like hypocrites, actually, which is such a stupid misunderstanding that I can't even fathom what goes through the minds of these policy makers. It's like pacifists who won't even defend themselves, as that would make them "just like" the people assaulting them. Well, that's great, actually. The more pacifists who die like that, the more people who will realize how dumb it is. Really, these suicidal folks are doing a public service... nothing teaches like example...
fayanora
Apr. 2nd, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC)
You ought to ask lillakat about her take on Jesus's "turn the other cheek" thing. I can't remember it now, but I remember it was pretty interesting.
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