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Those of you on blood pressure tablets, take them now.

Place all breakable objects out of reach. Now.

Read on when you are ready.

TEACHERS at a Tennessee school who staged a mock attack by a gunman on a school trip left children crying under tables in dark room thinking they were going to die

As opposed to the teachers and staff who are soon going to wish that they had never been born, as a horde of livid mothers and fathers descend on their heads for a well deserved ass kicking.

May God have mercy on them, because no one else will.

When the parents get through with these….these…..things, I doubt there will be very much left.

The mock attack last Thursday night was meant to be a “learning experience and lasted five minutes” during a week-long trip to a state park, said Scales Elementary School assistant principal Don Bartch, who led the trip.

When the families get through with you, buddy, you’ll have had the learning experience of a fucking lifetime.

“We got together and discussed what we would have done in a real situation,” he said.On the last night of the trip, the teachers told the 69 students there was a gunman on the loose.

Read on, gentle people…excuse me a minute..I am going to go break something..make that somethings.….

They were told to lie on the floor or hide under tables and stay quiet. A teacher, disguised in a hooded sweatshirt, even pulled on a locked door, the Associated Press reported.

I will not put into words, what I am thinking at this very moment.

When the lights went out, about 20 children began crying, said 11-year-old Shay Naylor.

“At first I thought I was going to die. We flipped out,” she said.

Parents of the children, who were all about 11 years old, were outraged over the drill- especially as it came in the wake of the Virginia Tech shooting.

I’d hazard a guess and say “outraged” won’t even begin to cover the payback that is waiting in the wings for these….these…pieces of scum.

“The children were in that room in the dark, begging for their lives, because they thought there was someone with a gun after them,” said Brandy Cole, whose son went on the trip.

I would hazard a guess, that’s his last trip with that school.

School principal Catherine Stephens said the situation “involved poor judgment” but would not say whether the staff would face discipline.

Dunno about the “discipline”, but tell ya what, Ms Stephens, I can double, triple damned well guarantee that you haven’t heard the last of this.

LC’s, G.L.O.R’s, gentle ladies and gentlemen.

Keep it civil and stick to the matter at hand..If you are going to talk to these people, do it as responsible citizens and parents.


SCALES elementary

A MURFREESBORO CITY SCHOOL
2340 St. Andrews Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Telephone (615) 895-5279
Fax (615) 217-2482

Catherine Stephens,Principal
Don Bartch,Assistant Principal

60 Responses to “Get out the tar and feathers. Tennessee style.”
  1. Wishbone Comment by Wishbone

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    Blimey, Brendan. I was wound up enough over here when some pillock of a teacher had a class of kids in tears by telling them that Santa didn’t exist. But this?. Bloody hell.

    I swear upon my immortal soul that, should anybody ever terrorise my little girl to the point where she thought she was going to die, all in the name of some supposed ‘exercise’, then whomsoever was responsible had better get themselves a light year away from me:

    ‘Cos I’m going to redefine terror for them.

  2. LCBrendan Comment by LCBrendan

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    Please, no one go off on threats etc…we can hammer home the “lesson” and NOT sound like the “looney bin”

    A cool head and a word to the right people will be just as effective, if not more so

    ..please?

  3. jmaimarc Comment by jmaimarc

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    I absolutely agree that whoever thought it was a good idea to terrorize 11-year olds needs to have their reality adjusted.

    But, are we now looking at the 21st century incarnation of “duck and cover?” Columbine, VA Tech.. kinda makes you think, is this going to be a required type of emergency drill in the not-so-distant future? My 11-year old son has had a “suspicious package” drill in his school in Israel. Again, it was a drill, they knew it was a drill, and they reacted within the context of a drill. But is it crazy to consider incorporating a “terrorist event drill” into a school’s safety policy?

  4. Wishbone Comment by Wishbone

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    Brendan-

    I’m not about to go off on one inappropriately mate, no worries there. I’m just saying how I’d feel if my child had been subjected to this sort of thing.

  5. ScottG Comment by ScottG

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    But is it crazy to consider incorporating a “terrorist event drill” into a school’s safety policy?

    I don’t think so. However, I highly doubt that unexpected “attacks” like this one are the way to go about it. It should be made clear from the outset that the school is trying to prepare the students for any eventuality. They can hold workshops for the kids to tell them what the school policy is and how to respond if they see someone wandering around shooting.

    No need to surprise them. Tell them what to do. Let them learn how to respond without being paralyzed with fear. Unfortunately, I would expect the schools to say “In the event we are attacked by bands of roving fundamentalist Christers….” Or they’ll just tell them submit, submit, submit.

  6. LC&IB Vulcanrider Comment by LC&IB Vulcanrider

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    I suppose it was a good thing that the teachers in the schools work in a gun free-fire zone and they KNEW about the drill, or it might have been the hooded “actor” that got drilled.

    My brother was a training planner for a school system for a time, and, like the old “duck and cover” drills that some of us actually remember doing, he made sure that EVERYONE knew it was a drill or exercise. Same with the military exercises I ran for over 15 years. The idea is as jmaimarc said, to train the teachers and kids what to do, not to terrorize them into inaction. I hope the school officials that approved this so-called “exercise” and the idiot that came up with it in the first place are fired, and charged with committing a terrorist act, as this is all it really was…

  7. juandos Comment by juandos

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    Link no good…

    Page Not Found

    Prank meant to be a learning experience?!?!

  8. LCBrendan Comment by LCBrendan

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    Me fix :)

  9. mithglin Comment by mithglin

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    If I remember correctly, in NJ if you commit a crime with a fake weapon you are still charged as if you used a real one. I wonder if the fucknuggets who staged this “drill” will be charged with endangering a minor. This is absofuckinlutly insane!. What would have happened if one of those children did something rash out of panic and hurt themselves or the idiot teacher. I would like to think my son wouldn’t be hiding under a table and he isn’t much older than these kids (he’s 12) and if he thought his friends were in danger I’m not sure what he would do (he has his mom’s temper). This situation could have gotten so out of control so easily. I hope they nail those morons to the wall.

  10. serr8d Comment by serr8d

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    Long-time reader here, and Tennessee resident, so this is a perfect opportunity to contribute.

    The address you’ve given for Scales School is wrong. Brentwood is Williamson County; the school is in Murfreesboro, which is in Rutherford County (where I live). A current article on this story is here in the Pravda.

    The school trip was to a scenic area of the state, and this was more a field trip than a classroom experience. Most kids knew what was happening, and actually had some fun with it…

    Most of the students, the statement said, stood up after the trick, exchanged high fives and said, “That was a good one. Yeah, you got me.”

    And, given the pampered pap kids get handed to them nowadays, in our overly liberal education system, I wonder if a little fright might actually do them some good…I’ve a daughter who shoots, and enjoys gun ownership, and was on the High School Trap Team (try that in New York!), so believe me, most of these kids here in Rutherford County are OK. Probably some liberal parents who moved here from Nashville are crying…as usual.

    Rutherford county is as Red-State as you can get.

  11. LC SkyeChild Comment by LC SkyeChild

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    Being a midwesterner, I grew up with fire drills, and tornado drills, and (some of you will remember these) fallout drills. We KNEW they were drills, however.

    Unfortunately, we live in a day and age where we have moved beyond fire, tornado, and fallout drills. In the school where my daughter teaches, they have fire drills and intruder drills. No terrorist drills, yet.

    While I am outraged that the children were not told it was a drill, it’s a fact of life now that these terrorist drills will very likely become a part of their lives, thanks to our very liberal government.

  12. LC Gunsniper Comment by LC Gunsniper

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    The mock attack last Thursday night was meant to be a “learning experience and lasted five minutes” during a week-long trip to a state park, said Scales Elementary School assistant principal Don Bartch, who led the trip.

    Looks like the lesson learned is that the faculty of that school has enough shit between their ears to fertilize the Gobi Desert.

  13. AyUaxe Comment by AyUaxe

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    The saddest part is that it was a drill for slaughter, not survival. No plans made to escape, no plans to fight back. These teachers not only have shit for brains, but a big wide yellow streak down their backs, too. Bet not one has a concealed carry permit or any military, law enforcement, or security training.

  14. Unregistered Comment by LC Pithed Off

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    you might want to check this link

    it looks like the address posted in the body of the post is wrong

    Scalee Elementary School

  15. Unregistered Comment by the_moll

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    Who are those school people again?

    The story says Catherine Stephens is the principal and the assistant principal is Don Bartch.

    However, the web page at the link says Mr. Rick West is the principal and Mrs. Gail Claiborne is the assistant principal.

    Before I yell, I want to make sure it’s into the right ears.

  16. Unregistered Comment by LC Pithed Off

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    SCALES elementary

    A MURFREESBORO CITY SCHOOL
    2340 St. Andrews Drive
    Murfreesboro, TN 37128
    Telephone (615) 895-5279
    Fax (615) 217-2482

    Catherine Stephens,Principal
    Don Bartch,Assistant Principal

  17. cmblake6 Comment by cmblake6

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    But is it crazy to consider incorporating a “terrorist event drill” into a school’s safety policy?

    No, it is not crazy to incorporate a terrorist drill. I find that this exercise SHOULD HAVE MADE THEM THINK!Just fucking LOOK AROUND. It has happened, and sad to say probably will happen again. I remember the days of getting under my desk and kissing my ass goodbye. Made us a bit more aware, don’t you think? I will say that this should have been an announced exercise, but I think it’s a damn GOOD idea.

  18. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I

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    Thanks for the heads up, LCs serr8d and Pithed off. :smile_wp:

    The addy has been corrected.

  19. ziske68 Comment by ziske68

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    Board member Patrick McCarthy said that the incident should be handled with care and sensitivity and that the administration should work hard to get all sides of the story.

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
    What a friggin crock. Any odds on how quickly these teachers would be fired if they had simulated a mooselimb attack?

    Honestly though, I think intruder drills are a perfectly reasonable idea. HOWEVER, they should be announced as drills, and they should be designed by professionals. There is at least one school in Texas that actually did start giving training on Columbine/V-Tech situations, but as I recall, they instruction was led by security pros. Links are out there,too lazy to google atm.

  20. cmblake6 Comment by cmblake6

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    And, given the pampered pap kids get handed to them nowadays, in our overly liberal education system, I wonder if a little fright might actually do them some good…I’ve a daughter who shoots, and enjoys gun ownership, and was on the High School Trap Team (try that in New York!), so believe me, most of these kids here in Rutherford County are OK. Probably some liberal parents who moved here from Nashville are crying…as usual.

    Unfortunately, we live in a day and age where we have moved beyond fire, tornado, and fallout drills. In the school where my daughter teaches, they have fire drills and intruder drills. No terrorist drills, yet.

    While I am outraged that the children were not told it was a drill, it’s a fact of life now that these terrorist drills will very likely become a part of their lives, thanks to our very liberal government.

    Don’t you remember? The people screaming the most will be the ones to die. They were born out of the time of preparedness! We won the cold war by being prepared to survive, and rebuild. This SHOULD have been announced, yeah. And the whole time, calmly and forcefully, the teachers SHOULD have been saying “Think! Think! What do we do? What is our response NOW!?” This should become as ingrained a thought as the nuke drills were in my day. We won then, and we can win now! We just have to teach a good response tactic to the kids. Israel isn’t very big, is it? But it’s STILL THERE! Why? THINK! Strength, not surrender. There ARE terrorists. There ARE crazies. We MUST teach our children well! Or they will die cowering, just like all the other recent events.

  21. Unregistered Comment by Rainy

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    My kids go to school in the same school district as Columbine and have had “lockdown” drills ever since. It’s just a reality of school today, like fire drills. However, to not tell the kids it was a drill is outragious. Those kids will NEVER forget. What does this school do for fire drills, start the school on fire?

    Too bad the kids didn’t rally together and decide to take out the “gunman”.

    The lockdowns have been used in real situations, like escaped criminals on the loose. They’ve also been used recently for the copycat calls after Virginia Tech. There is value in having the school secured when there’s a problem. It makes it easier for security and the cops to do their jobs.

  22. Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur Comment by Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur

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    As the parent of a child who has Asbergers’ and therefore has trouble dealing with fire drills, EVEN KNOWING that they are drills, I cannot even find words for this story.

    I think my reactionwould be on par with the unfortunate soul that tries to introduce either of my boys to drugs. You know when it happens. An attorney snapping, and tearing someone’s heart out with his bare hands will make all the news outlets, I’m sure.

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    My ex-fourth grade teacher, Rose Holahan, would’ve shredded that principal like an Enron internal memo for pulling such a lame-ass stunt.

  24. juandos Comment by juandos

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    This is a bit off topic but you might find it interesting none the less…

    David T. Hardy / Michael Westfall Interview

    David T. Hardy is a Tucson, Arizona attorney and an accomplished best selling author. In 2006 David completed an important documentary titled In Search of The Second Amendment. It is an essential film that all Americans should view. It offers viewers a full understanding of the American Bill of Rights and clearly reflects the importance of the Second Amendment.

  25. MuscleDaddy Comment by MuscleDaddy

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    I’m forwarding this story to MuscleBaby’s school, with a quick note to the effect of:
    “Can you believe this… I can’t imagine that ANY of these people will be employed for long… Employment would be the least of their concerns if I were one of these parents…”

    I’ll see if they get the point.

    On a related note - you’ll notice they did this to elementary school students - as opposed to High School, where they’d be more likely to take return fire.

    I remember when Columbine happened, thinking that the lack of resistance was a clear indication of the ongoing wussification of America’s children as, had this happened when I was in High School, collecting the shooters in the aftermath would have involved a mop & a bucket.
    Knives - LOTS of knives - were the weapon dujour in west-central FL in the mid-80’s…(Spats - you’re from that area, right? Match up with what you recall? I went to Hudson.)

    Today, the “guidance” is to crawl under something and wait for death.

    cmblake6 has the right of it - do the drills - and keep on the “Okay, and what is our response NOW…and NOW?”

    MuscleBaby’s been taught that someone trying to grab her is when “good behavior” goes out the window - she’s to scream, scratch, bite and go for eyes.

    Maybe school terrorist drills need to move in that direction, too.

    - MuscleDaddy

  26. MuscleDaddy Comment by MuscleDaddy

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    Hm.

    Never had one get caught in a spam-filter before.

    - MuscleDaddy

  27. MuscleDaddy Comment by MuscleDaddy

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    Hm. - Nevermind.

  28. Unregistered Comment by annoyinglittletwerp

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    Blackiswhite:
    My 13 y.o. son and I are also “Aspies”.My son’s be cool with fire drills though-and spends an hour whining about having one.
    I can relate though
    Btw-your “Aspie”-and my son-WILL find their own way.
    In my late 30’s I’m finally getting the hang of it.
    *grin*

  29. Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur Comment by Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur

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    The school he attends is very sensitive to his issues. They actually have several students with aspbergers and other ASDs, including children of some of the teachers there. I can’t imaging that they would ever do something like this, but stupid is a nasty little virus,and it keeps turning up in places were you don’t expect it…

  30. EvilFreeSmeg Comment by EvilFreeSmeg

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    Isn’t it illegal to threaten terrorism? I thought so. Charge them with it and throw the book at them.

  31. Unregistered Comment by tradewind

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    I’m from TN, and this is a great example of why my children had to go to private school….
    Your NEA teacher-selection-retention program tax dollars At Work.

  32. Unregistered Comment by LC Staci GBOR

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    Didn’t a school do a mock drill for terrorism using Christians as the terrorists?

  33. cmblake6 Comment by cmblake6

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    Thank you MuscleDaddy. Glad to see SOMEone saw what I said. Fl, early 70s, knives, and testicles. I personally carried a manriki. But, DAMNIT PEOPLE, our children MUST KNOW not to just roll over. :furious_tb:

  34. Unregistered Comment by JonB

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    Quote from the page linked to via this post:

    “The lead teacher told the students and other adults that there were people somewhere in the park shooting guns but that they were not shooting people; they were driving around and playing. He added that the Park Ranger had advised him to tell everyone to take cover as a precaution.” (They seem to not know what commas are for)
    This is on a “for immediate release” *scan* of a typed(?) document.

    While it’s still a sick prank to play in the light of the way the world is today, I think that either the media is overplaying it (no shock there), or the school is flat out lying about what really did happen. The latter would not shock me either.
    Need to get some stories from the kids to find out if the school is lying about the story regarding the way the “prank” was portrayed to the kids.

    The link to the paper is here

    I’m not trying to downplay this at all. I am just very suspicious of this official looking statement made by the school.

  35. Unregistered Comment by JonB

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    crap. my reply seems to have been eaten by the ‘net.

    short version: read this paper at the school site and note their official version of the story. Something doesn’t seem right about it.

  36. Unregistered Comment by Draven32

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    So, an armed person on their school campuses, and their response is to lock the doors and cower. I guess they don’t think that the loony will just shoot the janitor and get his keys….

  37. Cheapshot911 Comment by Cheapshot911

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    They’d better not EVER do that in Fla, especially ’round me and mine without loud notice in advance.

    Can you just imagine, watching an unfolding hostage situation, arming y’self and supressing the adrenaline, thinkin’ you touched all the bases, did all the right things and just blasted a couple of hostage-takers,,

    And now there’s an hysterical woman screamin’ that it was only a drill?

    What a hellish scene.

  38. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I

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    They’d better not EVER do that in Fla, especially ’round me and mine without loud notice in advance.

    Funny you should mention it, because I was just sitting here, thinking to myself what might happen if I were anywhere near when some moronic “educator” pulled a stunt like that without advance notice.

    Because if I see what looks like a psycho about to commit random acts of murder, I won’t have time to ask him politely if he’s serious or just putting on an act. Better to err on the side of caution and, quite frankly, what a stupid way to die.

  39. kwongdzu Comment by kwongdzu

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    Blackiswhite: How old is your Asperger’s son? Just curious, since you live in WA. We are friends with a family who has a really cool Aspie kid. He is 14 and very gifted in mathematics.

    I’ve seen the difficulties he’s had with school (he almost got expelled for threatening a kid who was bullying him), but I have to say I think the pluses outweigh the minuses sometimes with this condition. He has a quirky sense of humor that a lot of people don’t seem to appreciate! He is becoming more outgoing as he gets older, and I know he is looking to meet people with similar interests. In fact, he has asked to go from online school back into regular classes so he can be with other kids. I hope he isn’t disappointed with this decision. Mostly, he gets on better with adults. He likes to play chess and mess around with computers. So, if you know of a bunch of kids with similar interests, who might like to meet him, let me know.

  40. LCBrendan Comment by LCBrendan

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    I screwed up.Wrong school. :doh_tb:

    Thanks for the change.

  41. Unregistered Comment by Frankly Speaking

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    If my child went to this school, this is how I would react.

    I would visit this assistant principal’s office and have a polite chat with him about the error of his ways. And by polite chat, I mean perhaps I would show up and shove the barrel of my .357 magnum down his throat until he wet himself. Then I would show him that it was unloaded and this was a “mock” attack. Then we would all have a good laugh and discuss ways that he could have reacted had it been a real attack.

  42. Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur Comment by Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur

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    kwongdzu:

    He is seven. It bothers me because he likes to have freinds, but he tries too hard sometimes, and just hasn’t figured out the nuances of social graces yet. He’s smart, but will “lock up” sometimes when he thinks something is hard. Penmenship and reading are both really big battles at times.

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  44. Unregistered Comment by annoyinglittletwerp

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    Kwongdzu and Blackiswhite: If you know of any groups for Aspie adults too I’d love to hear ’bout ‘em.
    Most groups are geared to caretakers.
    While my husband obviously “cares”-he’s not my “caretaker”.
    “A message from Aspies worldwide to the Scientic Community: Cure. (grafic of a hand flipping the bird)This.”
    _From a t-shirt I saw on Cafe Press.

  45. Spartan24 Comment by Spartan24

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    Didn’t a school do a mock drill for terrorism using Christians as the terrorists?

    Yes, they were supposidly a group that believes in homeschooling. This was after the Muslim terrorist attack in Beslan Russia. I will never send my kids to public school, I dont care what I have to do.

  46. Unregistered Comment by annoyinglittletwerp

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    Actually Spartan, I think that “drill” happened this year.
    “Those who forget history…”

  47. LC HJ Caveman82952 Comment by LC HJ Caveman82952

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    What should have happened is for a SWAT team to have shown up and start blowing some of these idiots away. I can just imagine some teacher telling a SWAT team it’s only a drill? Until he drilled you.

  48. kwongdzu Comment by kwongdzu

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    If you know of any groups for Aspie adults too I’d love to hear ’bout ‘em.

    I don’t know of any, but I’ll see if my friend does. She’s spent a lot of time looking for resources, on account of her son. I suspect I may have married an Aspie myself (he certainly fits the “geek” label, and he has the characteristics), and I do wonder to some degree about our youngest son. He is sharp as a tack, but socially clueless and doesn’t have very good fine motor skills.

    I’m reluctant to do anything to address it, however. I think kids attempt to adapt, and things tend to sort themselves out by the time they are adults. Maybe it’s just that the Aspies I’ve met seem to be successful people.

  49. Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur Comment by Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur

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    If you know of any groups for Aspie adults too I’d love to hear ’bout ‘em

    It is called law school, and unless you are fond of crushing debt and having your mind twisted and perverted until you think like a lawyer, I don’t recommend it.

    I’m pretty sure my Dad had it, and once I started reading, I suspect I have a mild case as well. I was lucky. Four guys who have been my friend since I was 5, and a wife has seen fit not to kill me in my sleep (yet).

  50. Spartan24 Comment by Spartan24

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    Actually Spartan, I think that “drill” happened this year.
    “Those who forget history…”

    Im sorry that I am not as clear as I thought I was. The incident with the supposed “terrorist” homeschooling group happened about 2 months ago. I was trying to explain that even with Muslims attacking schools the libturds in public schools are more afraid of Christians than Islamofacists.

  51. cmblake6 Comment by cmblake6

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    What should have happened is for a SWAT team to have shown up and start blowing some of these idiots away. I can just imagine some teacher telling a SWAT team it’s only a drill? Until he drilled you.

    Caveman, get real. It won’t matter how fast they get there, it won’t be fast enough. Are you one of those that think the gummint is there to protect you at all times, 24/7? Snap your fingers and they’re there? No? Yes? Come ON! You know better. What “should” have happened should have happened all the times before when it didn’t. There IS NO FUCKING SANTA CLAUS!

  52. Unregistered Comment by Special Ed

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    Ref: Sense of humor in Autist/Asberger Subjects

    I get a lot of puzzled looks. I also get a lot of people not realizing they’ve missed a joke entirely.

    Had a friend once, brilliant guy. I mean, his star was like -8 magnitude. We had conversations in our office, then would look around at the other soldiers staring at the ceiling. They claimed they were trying to follow along …

    About following drills, I would have been a lot better at football if the coaches had explained what they really wanted from me. I played offensive center and defensive nosetackle. They said block the hole, so I did. Once, after being tripleteamed and holding the line until a linebacker got around to tackle the ballcarrier for a two yard loss, the coach screamed at me to get the guy with the ball. So next play I sacked the quarterback for seven yards. I could have done the same on any given play, but they kept saying to block the hole. Okay …

  53. Unregistered Comment by oldbootneck

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    My 11-year old son has had a “suspicious package” drill in his school in Israel. Again, it was a drill, they knew it was a drill, and they reacted within the context of a drill. But is it crazy to consider incorporating a “terrorist event drill” into a school’s safety policy?

    This gentleman hit the nail on the head. Drilling saves lives. However, I’ve never heard of any ‘drill’ where you aren’t told it’s a drill (well, one, but I suspect it’s classified). The point of a drill is to give the subjects situational awareness and a range of options. Through repetition, the situation is demystified and the subject is able to remain functional regardless of his emotional state.

    Actually terrorising someone has no real training value. We used to call it hazing, and came down hard on it.

    As the pongos say, train hard to fight easy.

  54. cmblake6 Comment by cmblake6

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    The point of a drill is to give the subjects situational awareness and a range of options. Through repetition, the situation is demystified and the subject is able to remain functional regardless of his emotional state.

    BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  55. Radical Redneck Comment by Radical Redneck

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    They said block the hole, so I did

    Maybe this is why the San Francisco 49′ers have such a storied legacy?! :roflmao_wp:

  56. Radical Redneck Comment by Radical Redneck

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    I was lucky. Four guys who have been my friend since I was 5, and a wife has seen fit not to kill me in my sleep (yet)

    :lol_tb: :lol_tb: :lol_wp: BiW, the Sen’s are one win away from the Stanley Cup Finals!

  57. Orion Comment by Orion

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    Our school has those drills as well - C L E A R L Y described as DRILLS and with everyone notified in advance. We discuss what to do and why we do it. There is ALWAYS a discussion with the kids about it afterwards (and often during!) - we don’t use any group.

    As a teacher, I just say “If some psycho-loser…” or “a bad person” - I leave it as general as possible while being as deprecating as possible about the imaginary assailant. I want my kids to know that my JOB as a teacher is to protect them.

    This was just nuts. Terrifying children is NOT in the job description anywhere.

    Orion

  58. Unregistered Comment by annoyinglittletwerp

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    Spartan:
    My quote was directed at those who staged the drill with the ‘Christian’ terrorists-not you.
    Sorry for not being clear.

  59. LC HJ Caveman82952 Comment by LC HJ Caveman82952

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    There IS NO FUCKING SANTA CLAUS!

    One can only dream, cmblake6. It would have been lovely though……

  60. SoCalOilMan, LC Comment by SoCalOilMan, LC

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    I too remember the “Duck and Cover” drills that occured on the second Tuesday of every month. The air raid sirens (remember them?) would go off and you’d crouch under you desk, hands clasped behind your neck and your eyes closed.

    The little difference is…you can’t hit back at a nuke. Survival was all you hoped for.

    Against a gunman.. lock the door…barricade…evade…fight back, you do have options.

    While now I know this was suppose to be a prank on a field trip, extremely bad judgment went into it and/or I have been wondering if this was used to create a whole new group of GFW’s…there is nothing you can do except cower and hope the boogie man with the evil weapon doesn’t shoot you.