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Teen actors from a nearby school were asked to be at the scene and claim to have seen extraterrestrials exit the crashed ship. Other players included local police who asked questions of “witnesses” and cordoned off the area; and members of the press who said they were sent to report on the “crash.” Adding to the realism was the presence of BBC Look North’s Phil Bodmer (whose son attends the school), who was there with a BBC cameraman reporting on the incident.
They keep it right on the edge of what they know will cause an uproar and what they know will make the parent look foolish if they step forward and complain about it. They do know how to toe that line very well. I tell myself that she only has 2 more years at least 4 times a week.
This drill seems like it walks the same line I am used to seeing. If a parent comes forward with any question then they look like a silly conspiracy theorist that doesn't want the children to have fun.
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This is conditioning...
Kids these days get tablets, Cellphones, and UFO Crashes at school.
I never got none of that!
We had 2 tin cans and a string for telephone!
and passed a note around for text messages!!
Closest thing we got to a UFO was Steve's older brothers beater car.
Oh dear. These 'edutainment' events are put on to get kids interested in becoming police or journalists. The clue is in the picture - they're not even wearing HazMat gear.
The real disaster prep scenarios are conducted by hand picked final year undergrad journalists whose job it is to grill gold, silver and bronze command.
I've been involved in a few myself, they're good fun and you get to learn a lot of stuff that isn't fit for public consumption.edit on 3-10-2013 by bastion because: (no reason given)