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    Just keepin' the kiddies on their toes, I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    If I was one of the parents I can tell you that it wouldn't be pretty.

    Give my kid a case of PTSD for nothing more than a bunch of idiots being stupid.
    it's as if some people reach a certain age and totally forget how big and scary the world was when they were young. even having a door lock behind you can be terrifying as if you'll never escape. it's much harder when little to be calm in situations like that and feel safe that someone will most likely be along shortly to help.

    every part of those children believed what they were being told because that's what they'd been taught to do... believe and trust their teachers and principal. and, if just making the announcement and telling them to hide and be quiet, that the danger was near, wasn't enough, they took it further and tried doorknobs to take it to a new level of terror.

    it's sickening.

    some sort of meeting between parents and staff should have been held and a decision made together on if/how the children should be prepared for such an occurrence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digesthisickness View Post
    But parents of the sixth-grade students were outraged.
    Everyone wants their child to be prepared for the world, but no one is willing to break the illusion to do so.

    *shakes head*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan View Post
    Everyone wants their child to be prepared for the world, but no one is willing to break the illusion to do so.

    *shakes head*
    Uh, what? I don't want my child to be prepared for the world by being faked out like that. That's fucked up and it doesn't prepare them for anything.

    I'd be outraged. I'd probably remove my child from the school. Scratch that, I definitely would-- if their judgment is so bad that they would do a thing like this, what else would they do?

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    It doesn't appear to have taught the kids or the teachers anything about how to handle a real attack. Therefore i would say that it was tremendously counterproductive - if in fact the teacher's told them it was NOT a drill. It taught them to disbelieve what their teachers say.

    How could any sort of fake attack actually help the kids prepare for the real thing ? I'm not even sure what a "legitimate" exercise of this sort would be. I can understand how a rehearsal of sorts could test out the faculty/mgt., but pretending it was real ( even to the adults ) would be taking it pretty far. Someone could be badly hurt.
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    To be honest, I thought it was hilarious.

    It's such a colossal cock-up that it's hard for me to take it seriously. It's like the perpetrators of this exercise were earnestly trying to win a Darwin Award for teachers and get themselves thinned from the herd. I would love to see the next parent-teacher meeting.

    Hopefully none of the kids are damaged for life. But sometimes news items like this one are so bad that they're good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    Uh, what? I don't want my child to be prepared for the world by being faked out like that. That's fucked up and it doesn't prepare them for anything.

    I'd be outraged. I'd probably remove my child from the school. Scratch that, I definitely would-- if their judgment is so bad that they would do a thing like this, what else would they do?
    Yeah. I was going to refute this post but... Yeah. Not so much...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FineLine View Post
    Just keepin' the kiddies on their toes, I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digesthisickness View Post
    i can't believe so many adults got together and came to the same conclusion: that this would be a fantastic idea. i imagined either one staff member being so pushy the others just went along, or all of them drunk or high.

    and, to think, these are the people the government tells to report incidents like this if they're suspected of happening in the home.
    I can't believe that the Principal didn't know anything about it. Does the Staff often get together in relatively large groups and decide to do things like this without the Principal usually knowing about it? Or is the school just that big? Or is the Principal just that 'out of touch' with what the hell's going on in her school.
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