You know, we’d just been thinking to ourselves that what this country needs more of is terrified children. While Greta Thunberg and her international brigade are out there telling kids they’re all going to die of climate cancer, there are adults right here at home trying to scare kids in more traditional ways. Namely, telling them that there’s a pretty good chance they’ll get murdered in school. And a great way to get that message across is to have shooting drills. But the geniuses at Dayton, Ohio-area Franklin High School came up with something really brilliant:
Shotgun blanks to be shot inside school today as part of drill https://t.co/zT6TTRiMF0
— Dayton Daily News (@daytondailynews) October 1, 2019
The drill happened yesterday morning. More from the Dayton Daily News:
Today’s drill will consist of Franklin police firing blanks in the building using a shotgun and rifle several times so students and staff can react as they would in a real world scenario between 7:30 and 10:30 a.m.
During the controlled drill, students and staff will practice barricading in classrooms and evacuating the building school officials said. Officials said the drill will be handled slowly, step by step, to accurately inform students and staff of best practices to handle active threats.
The remainder of the day will be devoted to conversations in each of the students’ classrooms related to safety, as well as other Social Emotional Activities to help students process any emotions they feel as a result of the drill. Counselors will also be on hand to assist students.
Well, it’s good that they thought to have counselors there, given that some of those kids will probably have PTSD now.
For our tornado drills in Texas they used to throw debris at us and make us spin around until we got sick, so this makes sense. https://t.co/S4TrCWqfU0
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) October 2, 2019
Me at PTA meeting: That's gonna be a no from me, dog https://t.co/xMuBOLapLy
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) October 2, 2019
Whoever came up with this idea is clearly shooting mental blanks.
This strikes me as a phenomenally bad idea. https://t.co/oM9WCyzPHS
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) October 2, 2019
This is the worst idea in the world you unbelievable idiots https://t.co/9k96vDZIMy
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) October 2, 2019
Yes, cause kids aren't terrorized enough.
— Uncle Buck says No to Trump??????????? (@robin_604) October 2, 2019
— Dr. Kankokage (@kankokage) October 2, 2019
My kid would be staying home. Insanity.
— Becka? (@RNunyabeez) October 2, 2019
My kid would be out of that school district.
— Jo wants Im?ment (@JoannaMccleland) October 2, 2019
Parting related reading from Karol Markowicz:
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) October 2, 2019