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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:09 PM

Parents Uneasy About School Shooting Drill

A drill this week to prep students in the event of a school shooting is getting harsh reviews from parents.

Cary-Grove High School Principal Jay Sargeant sent a letter detailing a 15- to 20-minute "code red simulation" on Wednesday that will include shooting blanks in hallways while students and teachers take cover.

"The purpose is not to shock kids and upset parents. Our purpose is to make sure that should something actually happen that we're prepared," said school spokesman Jeff Puma.

He added that it's not the first code red drill the district has conducted in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings. The first was done just four days after the Newtown, Conn., tragedy.

More ... http://m.nbcchicago.com/nbcchicago/pm_107717/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=RDrL6mOW

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Reply Parents Uneasy About School Shooting Drill (Original post)
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2013 OP
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #1
nobodyspecial Jan 2013 #2
customerserviceguy Jan 2013 #5
nobodyspecial Jan 2013 #12
bigwillq Jan 2013 #14
nobodyspecial Jan 2013 #16
customerserviceguy Jan 2013 #17
Ruby the Liberal Jan 2013 #3
Nye Bevan Jan 2013 #4
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2013 #6
Robb Jan 2013 #7
marions ghost Jan 2013 #8
Berserker Jan 2013 #9
frogmarch Jan 2013 #10
WolverineDG Jan 2013 #11
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2013 #13
ManiacJoe Jan 2013 #15

Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:16 PM

1. What twisted and fearful minds children are going to grow up with ... what kind of an example

is this of a civilized society ... in this loony bin.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:20 PM

2. Why should gun shootings in schools be normalized

and viewed as inevitable and something you need to prepare for? This is insane.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:32 PM

5. It's for the same reason

you tell your kids not to get into cars with strangers. A minority of children in such situations would be harmed, but why not prepare them for the worst that could happen?

It's about saving lives.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:58 PM

12. Umm, not equivalent at all

You don't actually traumatize a kid by enacting a stranger kidnapping.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:07 PM

14. Why should fire drills?

Or earthquake drills? Or tornado drills?

If something COULD happen, we should prepare for it.

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:05 AM

16. Do they set real fires?

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Response to nobodyspecial (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:12 AM

17. And in the shooting drills

They don't fire live ammo, either.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:20 PM

3. Most excellent.

So now things like mass shootings are being brought into the mainstream as an everyday, to be expected, routine, the norm not the exception event?

USA! USA! USA!



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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:21 PM

4. A lockdown drill is fine. My district does it.

But what's the purpose of shooting the blanks?

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:31 PM

6. That's the crazy part.

If I was a parent this would concern me as well.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:35 PM

7. This.

I couldn't yank my kid out fast enough if I heard they were doing this.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:35 PM

8. all I can say is....



Good god.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:38 PM

9. I am

 

Pro RKBA and I don't think this is the right approach. Firing blanks would scare the hell out of the children. Drills are great to get the point across because we live in a sick society that these horrors do happen. Whats next fire Marshall Bill before fire drills?

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:39 PM

10. Blanks can kill.

Fired any closer than a couple of feet, they can be deadly. Blanks are NOT the same thing as caps in toy cap guns.

Code red drills are one thing, but the firing of guns, even with blanks, is quite another. Bad idea.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:40 PM

11. Makes about as much sense as setting actual fires

During a fire drill.

When I was in school & when I taught, sometimes they would block off exits so we'd be used to finding alternative ways out in case our normal route was not passable. But firing blanks?? WTF

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Response to WolverineDG (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:02 PM

13. They steal kids from our lines during our fire drills

to make sure the teachers count their kids when they get outside.

I find that pretty strange. But gun shots is a whole lot stranger.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:14 PM

15. Actually that makes sense.

It keeps the teachers doing what they are supposed to do to verify that all the kids get out of the building.

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