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    Teachers Stage Fake Gun Attack on Kids

    ***This is just plain cruel! As a parent, I would be so outraged!!


    Updated:2007-05-14 06:45:40
    Teachers Stage Fake Gun Attack on Kids
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    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 14) - Staff members of an elementary school staged a fictitious gun attack on students during a class trip, telling them it was not a drill as the children cried and hid under tables.

    The mock attack Thursday night was intended as a learning experience and lasted five minutes during the weeklong trip to a state park, said Scales Elementary School Assistant Principal Don Bartch, who led the trip.

    "We got together and discussed what we would have done in a real situation," he said.

    But parents of the sixth-grade students were outraged.

    "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.

    Some parents said they were upset by the staff's poor judgment in light of the April 16 shootings at Virginia Tech that left 33 students and professors dead, including the gunman.

    During the last night of the trip, staff members convinced the 69 students that there was a gunman on the loose. They were told to lie on the floor or hide underneath tables and stay quiet. A teacher, disguised in a hooded sweat shirt, even pulled on locked door.

    After the lights went out, about 20 kids started to cry, 11-year-old Shay Naylor said.

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

    Principal Catherine Stephens declined to say whether the staff members involved would face disciplinary action, but said the situation "involved poor judgment."
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    that has to be the most fucked up thing I have ever heard...

    if i was a kid... i would no longer want to go to school and would probably have anxiety attacks....shit, school is stressful enough for some just within the kids.. to have this happen??? wtf

    I didnt think people could really be so stupid.
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    This is horrible/horrifying to hear. I can sort of understand the teachers/admins point of view because a lot of student don't take the lock-down drills seriously. However, this was the wrong way to go about it and it does show poor, or in my opinion lack of, judgement.
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    I find it very hard to believe that the principle had no idea they were going to do this *staged drill*. Just made me angry to read that story......those poor kids. When it comes to the time where we have to do THAT to prepare our ELEMENTARY kids what to do in case someone comes in with a gun, I am pulling my kids out of school.
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    good thing we have teachers out there who PROTECT and EDUCATE

    i am still... wtf OVER ALL THIS!!!!
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    Vine maples and sapling alders
    Searched for lady slippers
    But instead
    Found blackberry riots and
    Desiccated branches

    An old skid road
    Brought ghost ferns and
    Hollows filled with
    Skunk cabbage
    While waves wrapped
    Intricate lacings of weeds
    'Round mule spinners

    His cyanotic eyes
    Were hard enough to make
    The sun turn tail and
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    To his world of illusion

 

 

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