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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by buni11687
I'll be more than happy to single out Churches and be outraged at them taking the role playing scenarios of terrifying things WAY too far with kids. It's only right to be mad and this IS wring to be doing. The kids have enough without overgrown children replaying scenes of Cops and Robbers. It's not cute and kids are traumatized.
I'm just a little mixed about running out half cocked at another Church when the Public Schools have been doing this at various places around the nation since the Columbine massacre. The public schools are just as wrong....I just don't see why we're playing the Church aspect of this up when they're just one among the crowd of authorities who thinking scaring the life out of citizens is acceptable.edit on 2-4-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)
The church did not notify parents or students of the raid, Lanza said. Lanza, who has served as pastor at the church for about a year, said the teen made no indication that she had injuries during the raid. He said he views this incident as a learning experience.
www.pennlive.com... wow just wow
“Now we know what we have to do in the future,” Lanza said. He said he doesn’t plan to shy away from the practice, which he called a valuable learning tool. “This is to give students a sense of the constant threat brought against missionaries everywhere,” he said.
Originally posted by spyder550
Do you actually have a citation for this -- all I found was Alex Jones and some conservative propaganda sheet
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 time
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 situation.
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 drill.