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Wed Sep 18, 2019, 10:33 AM

"Some of the kids are scared to death."

[link:https://www.floridaphoenix.com/2019/09/18/active-shooter-drills-at-school-some-of-the-kids-are-scared-to-death/|

School drills designed to protect students from shootings are in and of itself scary to schoolchildren, some parents and lawmakers say, with little kids in elementary classrooms frightened to the point that they need counseling.

Now, families and politicians are wondering if the so-called “active shooter drills” are too much for vulnerable kids, and whether schools should consider ways to reduce the number of drills that have become part of the education landscape.

Law enforcement officials are now looking at recommendations for state lawmakers.

The drills have come after a series of shooting massacres, from Colorado’s Columbine, to Connecticut’s Sandy Hook to South Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and staff were killed by a shooter in February 2018.

In Hillsborough County schools doing active shooter drills, “Some of the kids are scared to death,” says State Sen. Janet Cruz, a Tampa Democrat who spoke about the issue at this week’s Senate Education Committee meeting.

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mr_lebowski Sep 18 #1
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nykym Sep 18 #3
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Response to Geechie (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 10:37 AM

1. Buck up kiddos ... that's the cost of teh freedumbs (nt)

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Response to Geechie (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 10:43 AM

2. Think of the

long term implications of training to live in a war zone and the cognizant dissonance of being told you live in a civilized democracy? Crazy making!

Just tell the kids that that is the price of protecting the assumptions foisted on the public by promiscuous gun-toters and their ideas about their version of their Second Amendment rights. That should make it all better. They must be scared to death for our freedom!

The voices of a few do not outweigh the needs of the many!

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Response to Geechie (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 11:23 AM

3. A couple of things come to mind

Enhanced Background checks for anyone purchasing a firearm, through a dealer, gun shop, private sale or gun show, and not to forget any of those crazy AR-15 giveaways.

Ban assault type weapons.

Red Flag Laws, People with mental health issues, domestic violence, restraining orders, white supremacists ties, Felony convictions and so on. And the laws need to be enforced.

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Wed Sep 18, 2019, 06:49 PM

4. When I was a kid, fire drills

scared the crap out of me. They scared me more than the duck and cover drills. I had nightmares about fire drills.

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