I live in a rural town in Oklahoma. We got a pre-recorded message on our home phone tonight informing us of an "emergency preparedness drill" that will be taking place on Tuesday of this week. It was non-detailed, and just said that they wanted to practice in case of a real emergency and that this was only a drill. As a parent, I was NOT notified of the plan surrounding the drill or that the students would be taken away from campus.The poster goes on to write that, according to her teen age daughters told her that they didn't know when the drill was to take place, cell phones were to be turned off and turned over to teachers, the police would be present, and location where the students will be taken will not be disclosed.
In this case the parents were notified beforehand about the drill. Usually parents are not notified at all. This parallels a case in Scotland in March of 2011:
A group of stunned primary schoolchildren began crying when their teacher told them during a bizarre Holocaust game that they were to be taken away from their families.
The pupils, aged 11, became upset after a number of them were segregated and told they were being sent away or might end up in an orphanage.
Parents were not notified. One male student kept asking questions and refused to leave unless he got some answers:
When one child asked if that meant they might have to go to an orphanage, they were told that might be a possibility.
'At that point many of the children became very distressed.
'One boy kicked his chair over, one was angry and demanded to speak to someone in charge but most were crying on a scale ranging from mildly to severely.
'Their ordeal lasted between 12 and 15 minutes before the children were informed that it was all an act but that the role play would continue until lunchtime.'
What's particularly scary about this incident is the blatant response to criticism by parents. Here the excuse of encouraging creative expression was used, but along with a hint to the real reason:
"...they wanted the children to experience an "accurate emotional response" to this scenario in order for it to be reflected in their story writing."
Here's a story I missed; from February of this year. :
Nine and Ten year olds attending the Wincheap Foundation Primary School in Canterbury, were interrupted mid lesson by a commotion outside. As they were encouraged to peer out the window they saw their school caretaker abducted by a man wearing a red-wig. The kidnapper forced the caretaker at gun-point in to a vehicle, before speeding out of the school-grounds.Note the oft repeated justification for these drills: "...used to spark children's imagination and help improve their creative writing ..." but in reality, parents are rarely notified, children are made to believe the events are real, the local authorities --at cost of the tax payer -- are present and actively take part, violence and fear are the key components.
In reality it wasn’t a real abduction. The man in the red wig was Clive Close, the school-headmaster. What appeared to be a gun was actually an old water-tap used as a prop. The whole incident had been premeditated as part of a bizarre teaching method, allegedly used to spark children’s imagination and help improve their creative writing in English lessons.
"Paranoia runs deep . . . " not that there's anything wrong with that.Wake UP!