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Police State Scares Students With Simulated Terror Drill Gunfire Included

Monday, April 29, 2013 12:26
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At Cary-Grove High School in Illinois, a scheduled Code Red lockdown was performed. This drill was complete with the firing of blanks into a hallway to give the students the very real impression that they were being attacked. Officials claimed that this exercise would help teachers and students “recognize the sound and react quickly should an active gunman situation occur.”

Watch: Gun fire to be used in school lockdown drill

According the school website: “The drill will begin with a public address announcement about the lockdown. After staff have secured their rooms, Cary police and administrators will sweep the building to ensure all students made it into secure locations and assess any potential issues that may become apparent from the practice. Following this, a second PA announcement will be made informing students and staff that gunfire will be simulated so that they might be able to recognize the sound and react quickly, should an active gunman situation occur.”

They went on to explain: “Following the drill, a discussion will ensue between the students and their classroom teacher. We will utilize this feedback as a building and police department to assess our security and make any necessary adjustments to our building plan. Our sole purpose for utilizing the blanks is to fully prepare our students and staff. ”

Parents whose children attend the school were concerned that the simulated gunfire was going beyond necessities. One parent said: “If you need to run a drill, you run a drill. They run fire drills all the time, but they don’t run up and down the hallway with a flamethrower.”

Police Chief Steven Casstevens said: “From the school’s request, they want to let the students know what the sound of gunshot might be, should that occur in their school.”

Students were upset by the crassness of the drill. Some participants pointed out that not all guns sound the same when fired. And a substitute teacher suggested that there be proactive training on what do to in such a situation instead of the terrifying drill that was conducted by school officials.

Jeff Puma, spokesperson for the high school explained that the administration is working with the Cary Police Department who recommended that this drill take place. Puma said: “It was their recommendation that we do this in order to create the knowledge necessary to keep our students safe in an active crisis situation.”

Puma said that the police referred to the students as “sitting ducks” while in their classrooms should a shooter enter the building. The police intimated that the students remain in their classrooms for “safety reasons” rather than try to escape through a window or run out a door.

 

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Last year, during “terror drills” students were taken on buses to alternative” locations resemble prison camps. During these drills the children are exposed to:

• Having a gun held to their heads
• Frantically rushed into buses and driven to undisclosed locations
• Not allowed to use their cell phones to contact family
• Parents are instructed not to contact their children during drills

In the name of safety, a school in Woodhaven, Michigan said in a letter to parents: “Our school district continues to focus on the safety of staff, students, and our community. We have a detailed emergency plan so we can respond effectively to major catastrophes. We work closely with the fire and police departments from the City of Woodhaven and Brownstown Township to implement this plan. As part of these efforts, we are conducting a practice emergency drill on May 19th. It will begin at about 9:20 a.m. and conclude by 11:30 a.m. This practice drill will simulate a boiler explosion at Patrick Henry Middle School. We will evacuate all staff and students from PHMS, Erving Elementary School, and the Administration Building.”

The letter went on to say: “The Woodhaven and Brownstown Township Police and Fire Departments, DTE Energy, and staff from Wayne County RESA will help secure the buildings and monitor this practice drill. Erving Elementary staff and students will be evacuated by bus to Bates Elementary School, and PHMS students and staff will be evacuated by bus to Woodhaven High School.”

Those teachers and some students participating were instructed to pretend to be injured and victims to be assisted at “nearby triage centers.”

Other instructions admonished parents from:

• Contacting their child by telephone of cell phone
• Stress that their child must follow instructions given
• Students would be evacuated to another site
• Students would only be released to pre-designated persons

In another similar drill, students were escorted out of their classrooms and placed on buses to be taken “to an off-site location”; however concerned parents were told after the fact that “it was only drill.”

The off-site location was undisclosed to parents and was justified as a security measure to ensure “student safety”. It was later revealed that the undisclosed location was “Benewah Wellness Center, their acting evacuation shelter.”

In New Jersey, the drill preformed included fake scenarios where a shooter killed students by “shooting guns with blanks” while other students were bussed off to secure sites such as:

• A shelter
• An undisclosed relocation site

While the public school system continues to be a government institution where indoctrination into the system is first and foremost, these preparations are drills are conditioning young people to see “relocation sites” as a safe place to go to in an emergency.

Via:

Susanne Posel
Occupy Corporatism


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  • There is a simple answer to the problem of public schools, HOME SCHOOL your children. Let the sheeple be herded like cattle.

    I hear all of the time “I cannot afford private school, or I have to work. Bullshit! Cut out those expensive cell phones, turn off the cable/satellite TV, stop eating out, drive an older car. Stop purchasing Chinese made CRAP!

    People you brought your children into this world, now take responsibility for them.

    The government is NOT your friend, it is your ENEMY, treat it like that and take responsibility for your actions and inaction’s.

    Change the dynamic, take control of your life and the lives of your family, led by example.

  • wizard

    The only terrorists you will find in America are the alphabet soup agencies.

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