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Tue Mar 6, 2018, 04:25 PM

A terrifyingly sad Facebook Post that shows the trauma gun culture puts school kids through...

I saw this shared on a friend's FB page. I don't know if this has made the rounds yet or not but I had to share. I won't share the posters name but it was a public post so it's not private. This is from a teacher.


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Today in school we practiced our active shooter lockdown. One of my first graders was scared and I had to hold him. Today is his birthday. He kept whispering "When will it be over?" into my ear. I kept responding "Soon" as I rocked him and tried to keep his birthday crown from stabbing me.

I had a mix of 1-5 graders in my classroom because we have a million tests that need to be taken. My fifth grader patted the back of the 2nd grader huddled next to him under a table. A 3rd grade girl cried silently and clutched the hand of her friend. The rest of the kids sat quietly (casket quiet) and stared aimlessly in the dark.

As the"intruder" tried to break into our room twice, several of them jumped, but remained silently. The 1st grader in my lap began to pant and his heart was beating out of his chest, but he didn't make a peep. Eventually, the principal announced the lockdown was lifted.

I turned on the lights, removed the table from in front of the door, opened the blinds and announced "Let's get back to work. " I was greeted with blank faces... petrified faces.... tear stained faces... confused faces... elated faces...and one "bitch REALLY?" face.

This is teaching in 2018. And no... I don't want a gun. #teacherlyfe
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Reply A terrifyingly sad Facebook Post that shows the trauma gun culture puts school kids through... (Original post)
Locut0s Mar 2018 OP
Delphinus Mar 2018 #1
Scarsdale Mar 2018 #22
CrispyQ Mar 2018 #2
Canoe52 Mar 2018 #6
TheSmarterDog Mar 2018 #10
mnhtnbb Mar 2018 #12
Delmette2.0 Mar 2018 #14
Fred Sanders Mar 2018 #13
3Hotdogs Mar 2018 #25
Sentath Mar 2018 #3
Locut0s Mar 2018 #4
likesmountains 52 Mar 2018 #29
Phoenix61 Mar 2018 #5
LeftinOH Mar 2018 #7
Locut0s Mar 2018 #11
world wide wally Mar 2018 #8
uponit7771 Mar 2018 #9
nolabear Mar 2018 #15
lunasun Mar 2018 #26
kentuck Mar 2018 #16
MustLoveBeagles Mar 2018 #17
Stonepounder Mar 2018 #18
lillypaddle Mar 2018 #19
Lee-Lee Mar 2018 #20
lunasun Mar 2018 #27
Stinky The Clown Mar 2018 #21
Scarsdale Mar 2018 #23
Hassin Bin Sober Mar 2018 #24
lunasun Mar 2018 #28

Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 04:28 PM

1. This

breaks my heart. How can ANYONE think this is the way to go?

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 04:10 PM

22. Only in America.

The greatest country in the world - NOT!

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 04:33 PM

2. It's fucking insane.

When I was a kid we had bomb drills, but the bomb never came & soon the drills stopped. Now, every few days the reality of a school shooter is on the news. If I were of child bearing age, I'd be looking to move out of this country.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 05:01 PM

6. + a million

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 06:28 PM

10. Welcome to Trumpist Dumbfuckistan

 

Where threats to the health & safety of our children are met with even bigger threats to the health & safety of our children - this time with official approval.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 07:04 PM

12. I'm way past child bearing age (67 this month) do not have grandchildren

and I'm considering a move out of the country.

The obsession with guns in this country is beyond out of control. What is the matter with Americans
that they are willing to allow this carnage to continue?

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 07:08 PM

14. I'm 65 and no grandchildren.

I hope i never do. I can't image the emotional trama these children are put though.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 07:08 PM

13. Someone should take a video of a first grade class being "trained" to respond to a maniacal

man with a murderous killing machine, where the children know what is coming.

And post it.

Then follow up with the same "trained" kids responding to actual full on surprise shooting scenario.

And post that.

End of "arming the teachers" insanity.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 04:24 PM

25. The difference with this and the bomb drill......

In the bomb drill, the bomb "never happened." At least, not to us. We, as kids, had no experience with it. Hiroshima and Nagasaki took place but were not discussed until years later. It was a scenario that was discussed and played out in case it ever did happen but it wouldn't because we had the Strategic Air Command and we knew the Russians wouldn't bomb us because we would bomb them back into the stone age and so forth.

Besides, if the Russians did attack, alls we had to do was hide under the nearest desk and tuck our heads between our legs. It was called "Duck and cover" and we were told it would work --- later, when I was a teacher, we added "tuck our heads between our legs and kiss our ass, goodbye.

The shootings are real.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 04:35 PM

3. Anyone know a good way to track this back to it's origin?

I want to reshare from the source if I do.

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Response to Sentath (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 04:56 PM

4. Check your mail. Nt

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Response to Sentath (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 07:04 PM

29. Me too, thanks.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 05:00 PM

5. Insanity, complete and total insanity

They say a society is judged by how well it cares for its most vulnerable. How hard is it to understand we need to ban military style assault rifles and high capacity magazines?

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 05:45 PM

7. Any way to share this from the original source?

It's horrifying, but necessary to share.

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Response to LeftinOH (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 06:56 PM

11. Check your mail. Nt

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 05:52 PM

8. I think about this story,

And I think about the kids in my classes and my own daughters.
Then I get reminded that this is the way it is so my redneck neighbor can laugh his ass off shooting his gun on Saturdays.
It's called freedumb or something.
I call BS

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 06:09 PM

9. "our active shooter lockdown" cause screw peace, no one needs that crap !!! /sarcasm

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 07:15 PM

15. May I have the source? These people do not comprehend child development and trauma!

Kids under the age of seven or eight should NEVER be subjected to realistic active shooter drills. They are still in the magical thinking stage, some even older. The idea that this isnít real is elusive and they can be literally emotionally scarred by it.

We did duck and cover when I was young but never, ever did they do something like someone rattling the door (or whatever the nuclear equivalent is). And I had nightmares for years as a result of living in a SAC base during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 06:21 PM

26. They have been doing these for quite a while at schools. Yes the kids told me then they have someone

knock at the barricaded door like an intruder and practice being very quiet. It all sucks . Two have already been in an all afternoon lockdown situation, one at grade 4 . Not the way I grew up

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 07:17 PM

16. What a touching story!

Thank You!

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Mar 6, 2018, 08:01 PM

17. This is so sad and infuriating


When I was in grade school in the late 70's to early 80's we did the tornado drills(duck and cover) and that's it. I couldn't have imagined doing drills like this when I was a kid. My heart breaks for these little ones. Their innocence has been taken away from them far too early. This madness has to stop.

Edited to add: Can you send me the source for this in a PM? Thanks in advance.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 02:05 PM

18. This was posted by my granddaughter who is 15.

Posted on Facebook after the Florida shooting:

How is it possible to go to school and feel safe anymore? The number of school shootings that have happened so far this year is unbelievable. To know that most of them could have been stopped is frustrating. My mom got a call from the school today say that a student that I attend school with, had posted pictures on his social media holding up guns and posing treats. Just in the last week or so a student also made a hit list in class of all the people he was planning on killing if he ever shot up the school. 32 students heard him say it and saw the paper with the names listed and so did the teacher. He was reported but I never heard of any punishment against him. I found out about that from multiple students. But never once did a teacher or any of the schools staff say anything to our parents and any of the students. Instead, they kept it a secret. There have been multiple treats to my school this year. How am I supost to know if its real or all just some messed up sick joke that someone created to act "funny"?How should anyone feel safe knowing stuff like this is going around and nothing is being done and/or is being hidden away from us? This has got to stop. School is supposed to be a safe learning environment but with everything that has happened, I find it very hard to feel safe..


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(Note: I decided to post this exactly as it was posted on Facebook, spelling and grammar untouched.)

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 03:05 PM

19. This is not how it is supposed to be

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 03:10 PM

20. What moronic school administrators run drills like this???

 

You run drills with the kids where they just do what the teacher says the same as a fire or tornado drill.

Not with active role players.

You do your training with active roll players with just the teachers in the rooms and the involvement of law enforcement. On a day with no kids in the school.

Whatever principal and school admin approved and ran this drill needs to be removed from that position. Now.

Please tell us what school district this was. Parents needs to know how incompetent the leadership there is and they need to know now.

Edit- I found the original post. Looks like Pittsburgh. I will drill down to the exact school now that I know who the original post originated with as well as the media there to make sure this kind of crap isnít repeated.

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Response to Lee-Lee (Reply #20)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 06:27 PM

27. See my response #26 this is not new or unusual in many areas

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 03:34 PM

21. Hey, I have an idea. Instead of arming teachers, let's arm kids.

A gun in every book bag.

Recess at the firing range.

Bake Sales For Bullets.

Gats for Kids.

Father, Son, and Gun Day.

Machine Guns with Mom







This post is ANGRY, DISGUSTED Sarcasm.




All this so YOU* can have your guns. You being gun owners of all stripes. FUCK YOUR GUNS. Your right to have them is now infringing on the bigger right TO LIFE of innocent people being killed by your sick fucking fetish.


From Saturday Night Specials to fancy semi automatic, plastic stocked, mean, nasty looking rifles. Your rights are KILLING us.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 04:15 PM

23. I grew up in England

during WW11. Our enemies were NOT our own citizens, even as kids we knew that. After all these years, the scars remain. It is a shame to think that young kids have to be so afraid in this day and age.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 04:23 PM

24. Thom Hartmann give you a shout out on his show this afternoon.

He must not be a Star Trek fan because he missed pronounced your name

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Wed Mar 7, 2018, 06:52 PM

28. Some here think this is new . The video below was posted in 2014 not sure when original ran

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