posted on Oct, 18 2005 @ 12:56 PM
Although I can't condone the actions of the teacher, he is speaking in terms of what has become common knowledge. Even if we desire to put our heads
in the sand and deny the truth it will not change the fact that the possibility exists for anyone to do dastardly deeds.
Back when I was that age, our American history teacher, a Viet-nam vet brought a grenade to the classroom. We were at the time discussing the Mai
Lai/Lt Calley massacre.
One of the young ladies wanted to see it, feel it, hold it, etc. He obliged by showing her how it was held and then with it in her hands he pulled the
Many of us recognized it wasn't live. Certainly we knew this individual well enough to know that he would not purposely endanger any of our lives.
Yet there was some tense minutes as we learned how hard it was to hold a little pressure against the handle.
In the end it snapped, a few ducked, a few laughed.
Oddly, he went on to work for the FBI.
Likewise a man in Dade county, Florida, once got in an argument with the county attorney and proclaimed he could see by the attormney's actions how
someone could place a bomb in the court house. It was one of the last Mandamus issues in America, if I recall my history.
In the higher court, 5 of the 7 judges agreed that he had told the truth.
It must be true then, that any of us have the ability to do such things, rightly or wrongly.
Again I say these things not to condone the teachers actions but to place the reality of possibility on the table.