Massive Lock Down of 17 schools in Fairfield, Conn.
There was a massive lockdown of 17 schools in Fairfield Conn. this last Friday. Once again we see the children being lockdown and hiding in their classes taught to hide away and cower. We are lucky that this was just a empty threat as we saw just how in-affective this type of conditioning is for our children during an active shooter situation much like we saw in Oregon just a few weeks ago. In fact this time, the closest person to be shot was a parent who had a tense exchange with a police officer as written about on ABCNY7.com:
“At one point, one parent, seen in cell phone video obtained by Eyewitness News, appears at his child’s school and has a concerned exchange with a Police officer prohibiting access.
“What if we don’t understand the capacity of the threat, unbeknownst to anybody’s fault, and we’re here when we could have taken our children out and something bad happens and we haven’t done that?” a parent asked the officers.
“I’m going to assure you that we’re going to do everything we can to ensure that nothing bad happens. We cannot let you in, I apologize for that, OK. We cannot let you in. They’re in lockdown. If you go in there, you’re going to get shot OK, that’s how it works, OK. We have protocol, and we are not going to jeopardize everybody for you,” an officer told the parent.
This seems to be fairly disturbing conditioning. ON one hand it is a possible active shooting situation but as a parent whose child may be in that situation I know I would be very upset being told by the police that I would be shot if I attempted to get my child out of that situation as soon as I possibly could.
Again this just underscores the need to take a good hard look at the way we handle active shooter situations in our schools and give our families better tools to help them survive if God forbid violence comes to their school.