posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 12:29 AM
Originally posted by spyder550
Do you actually have a citation for this -- all I found was Alex Jones and some conservative propaganda sheet
Sorry about being late in getting back on this, It's been a long night. Anyway... I appreciate the excuse for taking the time to really research
this. I found at least one of the stories I recall reading and several others.
Principal Accused Of Mock Shooting In School Drill
Hoboken hostage drill at HHS angers kids & parents
In this situation, the fake drill involved an armed gunman holding hostages in the library, all while a fire in a stairwell was happening at the same
This was essentially a non-event for us over here (they do similar drills throughout the year). But this just got a little interesting, because
apparently no one at the school was informed (kids, teachers, parents) that this drill was going to take place. We suspect the more real-life the
drill is – the more realistic the crowd control situation would be to test how emergency responders would handle the
That one was a doozy...with a staged shooting on first graders. Traumatized is an understatement, I'm thinking.
Finally a third one,
School Drill Taken Too Far Or Not?
The police entered the school in riot gear including vests and helmets. Students were removed from the classroom and patted down by officers in the
halls. They were asked what was in their pockets and if they had any weapons. The police carried rifles that were unloaded and marked with tape
indicating that they were not live, although I doubt the students recognized the meaning of the tape.
Students were unaware that the exercise was just a drill as a result many of them were terrified. I'm sure they were wondering what had happened or
if their own lives were in danger. Many of the parents felt that it was wrong that parents and students were not informed of the
I found more, but don't want to make a book out of this. I will leave this to ponder though, given the above examples.....and much more on the
I grew up and went through school with nothing more to fear than death in a millisecond of brilliant light brought to us by the great humanitarians in
the USSR. These days, over 1/3rd of our schools are drilling the kids on hostage situations.
At least the priest in this situation was impressing a lesson about oppression and the reality of life without directly terrorizing the kids in mock
gunman drills. Both this church and the schools these days are wrong with the idea of using REAL, cold fear of kids as a point in a lesson or training
Here is one last citation, so to speak. This guy makes a business out of teaching others how to scare the stuffing out of school kids as a routine
part of training. #2 and #19 on his list jump out at me. Many of what he suggests are things I agree with as good thinking....but the use of real fear
and such for training on YOUNG KIDS is just too much and too far. The Priest in the OP was wrong....among others.
Training outlines which include maximum 'stress' for realism
Now normally another goober on the net with a business doesn't mean much to me...but if you click over to the Vitae on the site, the guy has been the
primary presenter/keynote speaker and lecture organizer for many many schools and education related organizations across the nation. That does tend to
make it a decent citation for how this is systemic these days and what the people who run the system are being taught in seminars and training.
Scary stuff eh?