posted on Sep, 19 2014 @ 07:09 AM
My daughter is in high school and they have locked it down at least once a year for the last 3 years. Back when the whole Purge thing was going on,
they locked a school down in the next county and sent notes home about it with my daughter. They also called explaining what went on and that they had
police at the school all day to makes sure nothing happened here.
Just the other day we had a bus driver who had to pull the bus off the road and wait for the police to come because a Muslim kid got on this bus and
said he would blow it up. The driver didn't stop for that though. Another child yelled out that the Muslim kid had a bomb and everything went to hell
in a hand basket shortly thereafter. Another call home explaining what happened and assuring everyone that they were keeping our children safe.
I think they do things like this for CYA (cover your arse) reasons. Imagine if they didn't lock it down that one time and something actually did
happen. The fallout would be nothing short of a second Hiroshima. Seriously.
Do they overreact? Absolutely. But they really have no choice IMO. I live in the boondocks where stuff like this doesn't really happen and they still
respond like this. It's a whole other world than when we were kids for sure.
A poster above said something about conditioning. I'm not sure lockdowns are done for that purpose, but I do think they are conditioned to many
things at school on a daily basis so who knows.
Short answer.... They have to do this. Even if it seems trivial. All it would take is not doing it once and losing a child because of it. Their hands
are tied. Damned if you do and damned of you don't.