So. ANOTHER “training exercise” on an elementary school campus where it seems that everyone but the kids, and some parents, knew about it. How awesome is that! How great the communication! NOT!
Just a couple of excerpts and then the link so you can read the whole thing yourself.
A creepy looking man with a backpack and hooded sweatshirt pulled over head leered at children on the playground at East Side Elementary…
Heyer was apparently aware that a random training drill was expected last week and told students “Run! Run!” …..
But students like Aubrey Truman thought Heyer said “He’s got a gun! He’s got a gun!”
Truman told the news site she thought she was going to die, and couldn’t stop shaking, despite local law enforcement who arrived on scene to tell students the scary ordeal was a training exercise.
Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rakness led the training, which he deemed a success in an interview with the Northern Wyoming Daily News. “We identified some things we need to work on, but otherwise no problems whatsoever,” he said.
Just how cold is that? The adults knew – the kids did NOT know – but hey – Rakness et al didn’t have any problems!
And, from the comments section a thought that reflects mine exactly –
Bruce Paluzzi – Top Commenter
I really, really, have a hard time believing how stupid the people of America have become. Really…a surprise drill in which kids get to imagine they might be getting killed and not getting to go home to see mom and dad? You people are sick f—ks and while I am sorry to curse, there is no more appropriate time than this to do it.