posted on Oct, 14 2006 @ 12:42 AM
Is an assault a better plan than sitting at your desk, or cowering under it? Yes.
Is getting the Hell away from the guy with the gun a much better plan than either of those options? Absolutely.
I'm a pretty tough guy, I've been a bouncer and a security guard, and I have the stature of an NFL lineman - but if there's a gunman looking for
someone to shoot, given half a chance I'll beat feet and find somewhere nice and safe to hide until the noise has died down.
I can only speak for myself, but if there was a shooter at my school, I would be trying very hard indeed to find out where he was, so I could find
myself somewhere else in a hurry, yaknow?
How dumb are these kids, to be listening to their teachers when they're told to either a.) sit at their desks and pray to Jesus while Johnny stalks
the halls with a semi-automatic rifle, or b.) rush at Johnny and through force of numbers tackle him to the ground and restrain him before he's shot
too many of us dead.
The kids with half a brain will be out the windows at the first shot, running a zig-zag pattern across the quad. Seriously...
I'll take a detention over a bullet in the chest any day.
Now, if the only two options available are to sit and wait for death or bum-rush the gunman, the latter option is obviously more sensible. It's all
What the Hell is wrong with this picture? They're training these kids to sacrifice themselves even in situations where escape is possible? Stupid,
They can't leave the school grounds, because there's a gunman on the loose! They might get shot! But it's okay to run at the guy with a gun!
[edit on 14-10-2006 by WyrdeOne]