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    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…

    “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.

    After the lights went out, about 20 kids started to cry, 11-year-old Shay Naylor said.

    4 Responses to “CAN THEY GET ANY DUMBER?”

    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    May 14th, 2007
    at 7:18 am

    There was a mention of the school’s zero tolerance rules and a question about what sort of “accountability” these teachers will face. None, would be my guess. Certainly not the automatic suspension any of the kids would have faced.


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    May 14th, 2007
    at 11:25 am

    Talk about School being in LOCO parentis —

    Comment by
    May 15th, 2007
    at 7:19 pm

    Here’s the update…



    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    May 16th, 2007
    at 10:52 am

    They were suspended! Well, that’s something.