Terrorist Teachers

Some teachers in Tennessee decided to give their students a “learning experience” by staging a mock gunman attack and convincing them it was real:

from CNN:

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….

During the last night of the trip, staff members convinced the 69 students that there was a gunman on the loose. They were told to lie on the floor or hide underneath tables and stay quiet. A teacher, disguised in a hooded sweat shirt, even pulled on a locked door.

“I was like, ‘Oh My God,’ ” [11-year-old Shay Naylor] said. “At first I thought I was going to die. We flipped out.”

Principal Catherine Stephens declined to say whether the staff members involved would face disciplinary action, but said the situation “involved poor judgment.”

“Poor judgment”??? Bureaucrats are amazingly proficient at understatement when their asses are on the line. The word is “criminal. These teachers should be (at least) fired for pulling such a foolish and dangerous stunt, and the local D.A. should be considering criminal charges. If I were one of the parents I would be getting together with other parents and lining up some lawyers right about now.

What they hell were they thinking?

One Response to “Terrorist Teachers”

  1. Steve B Says:

    So, uh, which class does this sort of “instruction” fall under? History? Social Studies? Current Events? Biology?

    Who sits around the table with something like this, and goes, “HEY! What a GREAT idea!”


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