posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 09:02 PM
reply to post by jhn7537
My school started doing the same thing right after the Columbine shooting. And that was a small, small town (Omemee, Ontario - Neil Young's hometown,
look it up!).
It consisted of basically the same thing; the principal would come over the P.A. and announce "Emergency. Code Red. Code Red. Initiate Lockdown." We
would all gather in the back corner of the room while the teacher locked the door/shut off the lights, and wait for the principal (escorted by a
police officer of course) to give the all clear and unlock the door.
It didn't seem strange to me then, but looking back on it, it's reminiscent of something that would have happened at the height of the Cold War era,
when schools were still teaching the "Duck and Cover" method.
There's nothing wrong with it; it helps the people it's meant to help. Students, teachers and parents alike benefit from this (albeit false) sense of
safety. I do agree that the blanks might be going too far, but then again who knows.
The sad truth is we live in a culture of fear. Just look at 99% of the posts on this website. People regurgitate what they're fed by the world, by the
government, by advertising. Fear runs everything in our world.
The good news is: Jesus!...or something. Hahahaha just kidding. The REAL good news is that we don't have to be afraid. It's up to us.
edit on 29-1-2013 by mysteriousmysteries because: forgot a word, yo!