My 4 year old's UPK class was put on lockdown today because of what police believed to be a credible threat. It turned out to be nothing, but I'm glad the school and local law enforcement are so vigilant. I'm also very sad about it. School shootings are going to become the new nuclear threat. The school kids being aware of a looming prospect of a violent and grizzly death at any time. They already have school shooter active drills. Just like Duck and Cover videos. And those didn't scar a generation or anything.
Yeah, I agree, but it's better to be safe than sorry
. In my experience, the first time that we ever had any kind of shooting drill was in sixth grade, where, get this, the thinking was that somehow locking the classroom door, putting a piece of black paper over the window on said door to prevent the guy from being able to look inside and survey the landscape, I guess, dropping the blinds for the same reason, turning out the lights, and getting everyone to specifically designated areas of the classroom, where, again, it would be ostensibly more difficult to immediately see his potential "targets" even though they were already in the dark, would somehow prevent a dude with a gun from simply shooting the lock on the door, never mind the windows, and entering the classroom where he would then proceed to slaughter all of us in cold blood
Honestly, in thinking about it, now, the whole "thought process" behind this school of thought (pun intended, hehe
) kind of reminds me of this -