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Fake Gunman Attack

Teachers on a school trip staged a fake attack on students, to teach them about what would of hapened in a real situation. 69 students were convinced that there was a gunman on the loose while they were on a weeklong school trip to a state park. A teacher, dressed in a hooded sweatshirt, even tugged on a locked door as other teachers told the students to hide under tables.

"'The children were in that room in the dark, begging for their lives, because they thought there was someone with a gun after them," said Brandy Cole, whose son went on the trip.'

This is outrageous. I'm all for teaching students what has to be done in an emergancy. But this? This crossed a line. You are supposed to be able to trust your teachers, be able to know that you should be safe at school. Obviously this isn't always alike, but teachers are supposed to be there for the kids, expecially elementary school children. You should not have to be afraid because of the teachers.

" 'I was like, 'Oh My God,' " she [Shay Naylor] said. "At first I thought I was going to die. We flipped out." '

These children are about eleven to twelve years old. Do you really think this was the proper way to teach them about gun drills? When they have been away from family for a week, when they are in an unknown enviorment? Actually, I don't care where it was. This ws out of line.


Sick, sick, sick. I agree. Drills are well and good, but this...I mean, my teachers say, okay, we may be having a lockdown drill some time soon so don't flip out. We just need to practice.

I'm definitely with you on the this crossed the line front. *shakes head*