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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:19 PM

(Detroit) TV photographer prompts West Bloomfield schools lockdown

Source: Detroit News

December 19, 2012 at 6:40 pm
TV photographer prompts West Bloomfield schools lockdown
By Tony Briscoe
The Detroit News


A local television station apologized to the West Bloomfield School District and local law enforcement after one of its photographers allegedly tried to enter at least one elementary school, prompting a districtwide lockdown Monday.

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WDIV said it was for a story involving school safety, which is receiving stricter scrutiny after the massacre of 20 schoolchildren and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut on Friday.

The district went into lockdown mode Monday morning after the WDIV photographer is said to have attempted to enter various doors of Seymour Gretchko Elementary School for a report on school safety, according to district spokeswoman Pamela Zajac.

Zajac said school employees reported the man to the principal, who confronted him in the parking lot.

"He started at the back door, went to others and finally to the front," Zajac said. "He walked away quickly when (the) principal confronted him on why he was there. He then shook her hand and identified himself as a photographer from Channel 4 and congratulated her on having a secure school."



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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:26 PM

1. Send a bill to WDIV for the polices time...

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:51 PM

2. Dude is lucky to be unperforated

People are jumpy around schools right now.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:38 AM

3. Lockdown, a term normally applied to prisons. n/t

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 02:35 AM

4. If only they'd all had guns ...

this would have ended in a death

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:19 AM

5. WDIV is getting too involved in this

Channel 4 sent a reporter and crew to Connecticut, so he could read the news with Sandy Hook Elementary as the background. His presence did nothing to enhance the quality of the information, which the station probably just downloaded from its NBC news feed. Just another vehicle and crew to get in the way of Newtown's citizens and police.

Now they want to do "investigations" testing the security of local schools?

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:10 AM

6. I'm not so quick to condemn them for this

because it's real easy to fall into the "it'll never happen here..." mentality until it does.. then the district would have to explain to the mourning parents and community why their school building was not secure.

It can't be business as usual anymore... random people gaining access to school buildings and the unprotected people within them is a very serious thing--it always has been, but because nothing had happened, there was no need to follow through with good security measures.

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