May 13, 2007

Um, this is just wrong...

Yes, once again an important lesson is taught to our children: NEVER, EVER, TRUST ANYONE. AT ALL.

Tennessee teachers stage fake gunman attack

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - 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 mock attack Thursday night was intended as a learning experience and lasted five minutes during the weeklong trip to a state park, said Scales Elementary School Assistant Principal Don Bartch, who led the trip.

So, what exactly was the intended learning experience here? That death stalks you relentlessly and at any moment you could find yourself judged in the afterlife? Isn't that what Sunday school is for? Why don't you just cut the brake lines on the bus?

Besides, it's common knowledge that mock drills don't work.