Someone actually thought this was a good idea? How stupid do you have to be?
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 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.
……………………hmm…………….. well,……………… What do you say to this?
These teachers are damned lucky they didn't do it in my kid's school.
Yeah. That'll work.
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Most of the students stood up and said, "That was a good one." "Yeah, you got me." High fives were exchanged.
Either the school is totally downplaying this or CNN has got some serious problems with their accuracy. Either way, if even one child was crying and taking this too seriously, the "prank" should have ended. I still think it shouldn't have happened in the first place and I'll just go back to what I said before: it's a lucky thing for them it didn't happen at my kid's school. I would have been in the princicpal's office the same day.
But something about this press release bothers me and apparently I'm not the only one:
"The children went to sleep and did not discuss it the following morning."
The absurdity of that statement is staggering. They are trying to convince people that in a class of over 60 students, after teachers pulled a 'prank', that not one of these ~60 students said anything about it the next day? Not one of them teased another one about falling for the 'joke'? Really? Not one?
The person who posted this comment on the Slashdot forums is right on.