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Surprise school gun drill too realistic for teachers

A group of teachers in New Jersey were meeting in a school library when suddenly a man with a gun bursts in and starts shooting! Turns out, it's all a drill and the gun doesn't have any bullets, just blanks, but the teachers don't know that!

A teacher says "he opened the door. He stood there. He yelled some profanities threw some papers and fired a gun!"

The PA system kept repeating that the Phillipsburg, New Jersey Early Learning Center was in lockdown and the 50 teachers meeting in the library tried to talk cover under the kid-sized tables.

Teacher Arlene Levine says "people are crying! The girl next to me is trembling and shaking! You heard people crying! You heard other people praying! It was pretty dramatic!"

For those teachers the trauma that caused some to dial 911 was real the gunman as it turns out was not.

Teacher Debbie Carty says "I could see from under the table the head of security come in and open the door and say, 'It's a drill!' And at that point I was little bit more relieved. But I was very frightened!"

The so-called "active shooter" drill was the school district's way of testing staff readiness.

Barbara English of the Teachers' Union says "we're not against having drills. We think it's very important to have drills. But I think the way this was conducted might've been a little bit disastrous!"

The Phillipsburg School Board began hearing from angry teachers and parents.

The school district would only say that student safety is their primary concern.

Superintendent George Chando says "once we complete our review, the district will determine if any modifications or adjustments are to be made and they will be communicated to all of our staffs."

http://www.kare11.com/news/national/national_article.aspx?storyid=524222&catid=18
 

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Seeing as how it wasn't announced first that it was a drill. And seeing as how people were actually in fear for their lives. Wasn't the shooter breaking a law and isn't that person subject to prosecution for scaring the bejeezus out of folks. :-?
 

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Who ran the drill, Red Cell SEAL Team 6? LOL

What a bunch of idiots. Now if someone had a real gun and shot the dumb A-Hole, now that would be poetic. Instant neutralization, no need to sound alarm and scare the kids, cuz the bad guys dead.
 

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I don't that was thought very well. It says a lot about their school board.
 

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Im originally from NJ and I can vouch for the stupidity of the school boards in that state. Its amazing I made it to a respected private college with those idiots running the show :x Unfortunately there is no real way to see how people will react unless they think it is for real. Those people were in fear for their lives and their reactions showed the board exactly what would happen if it was for real. I cant think of a better way to do a drill like that, but that was def not the way to go
 

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Just be glad thet they didn't run this drill in a school where the teachers are allowed to conceal carry. :-x
That would have ended it pretty quick! :oops:
 

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Im originally from NJ and I can vouch for the stupidity of the school boards in that state

You would probably be safe in vouching for the stupidity of school boards everywhere.

Seriously, is there nothing they can't screw up?

The "active shooter" thing is a new fad. I'm sure somebody is making a boatload of money selling active shooter training, books and other related materials.
 

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The "active shooter" thing is a new fad. I'm sure somebody is making a boatload of money selling active shooter training, books and other related materials
Bingo, I think you hit the nail on the head.

Why don't they just hire janitors, but these janitors must have a CCW and have military training. That way if need be, they could clean house as nessasary, if you know what I mean.
 
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