reply to post by magickmaster
As for the quality of this source, you have to say its going to be on par with or worse than the reporting that was done on the terrible events that
transpired that day. The reporting of factual information that was from a reputable source went right out the window apparently.
As for this "Did a mass evacuation of the school take place?" section of the article my response is that would never have happened. I work in the CT
public school system with special needs, I'll get back to that later. In Connecticut I know that we have a "lockdown" setup for intruders into
schools, I have been through numerous drills so I know what happens in a school when there is an intruder. Every teacher locks the door to the
classroom after the lockdown is called, they check the hallway quickly for students, close the door and place a green card on the window if everything
is okay in the room. If there are injured or otherwise the teacher places a red card in the window. They then make all the children sit against the
wall where they cannot be seen from the window, thus reducing the chance of making the room a target and allowing the authorities to move quickly
through the building to ensure the safety of the building. At no point is there a mass evacuation, if that were anywhere in the plan then
hypothetically these hypothetical other shooters/suspects would have a hypothetical prime target of a mass of hundreds of defenseless children and
teachers. I can't remember the place but it was one of the school shootings in the 90s when two boys pulled the fire alarm and shot at the throngs of
people leaving the exits. These are the things that leaving the mass evacuation plan out of the picture prevents. As for these other things about how
many times he shot per second, that's bull honkery. This kid Lanza could have been a child prodigy with weapons who knows, if he went shooting with
his mother from a young age or at all he has some experience, more than some Joe off the street who has only seen it in the movies and the news. Also
being that I work with special needs students many of them on the autism spectrum along with other developmental disorders and emotionally disturbed
youngsters I see this as a failure of the community, not Newtown itself by any means, not one of those parents asked for this but I adhere to the
theory that it takes a village to raise a child. Some how some way this boy fell through the cracks of the system and was a youth whose potential was
never realized. Studies show that autistic minds can connect better through electronic communication and if he was left to play violent videogames
for hours he would have the angry tendancies of online gamers I assume who throw fits when they lose, and I've seen autism fits before and have
endured some pain in the process, but the fact there that there is no one but his mother to calm him down is a scary fact. There isnt enough help and
oppourtunity for our young folk todeay and they seem to have the freedom to have zero responsibility for their actions. I know people on the autism
spectrum that find this to be applling, I know there are people out there that are not on the spectrum that may do something like this one day, but
the fact of the matter is that there is always someone somewhere that isn't going to think something through to find a happy ending for themselves
but we must learn to take good with bad and move forward but now kids get what they want and if you always gave someone what they wanted and finally
took it away, if they have no fathomability of what being denied, they could snap. I'm rambling a bit but I just want to say I am heartbroken over
this atrocity and feel that justice will never be done for the loss of life that day and legislation will not bring them back or any more safety.
Never leave a child in the dark, bring them always closer to the light, show them new things teach them new things and let them teach you as well,
respect is always a two way street, but it must be paved by the elder.
"To exhert change, first you must change yourself."