Time to talk about some current events. In a Tennesse elemetary shool of 800 students, a group of teachers thought it would be a good idea to pretend they were in Virginia Tech. Prepare those kids for the 1 in a million chance that this will happen to them. Seem unlikely? Below is taken straigt from CNN.com.
Teachers stage fake gunman attack on sixth-graders.
MURFREESBORO, Tennessee (AP) — 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.
One sixth grader described the event: “I was like, ‘Oh My God,’ ” she said. “At first I thought I was going to die. We flipped out.”
Click here to see the school’s press release.
I have to point out the shear insanity of the teachers in this school. Clearly, they went too far with this stunt. I am sure it would have served their careers to have talked to parents first and received permission. But I am most astonished by their assumption that none of their students were armed. According to one statistic I found, 135,000 children carry guns to school each day. A single child with a hidden pistol would have given this story a very different slant. We might have even had a personal snicker in a few years when we saw those teachers in the “darwin awards”. But instead, these dare-devils got off with only a collection of angry parents and some word-lashing bloggers.
Nice going guys. Maybe next time you could do a drill with paintball guns and get a kid to crap his pants.