29 Jan

Forming The Thread

Run a quick search on “school locked down” and it seems that this has become a commonplace occurrence lately.  Sometimes the lockdowns make sense: a violent crime is committed nearby and the perpetrator is at large.  Someone makes a threat.  Someone reports seeing a student with a possible firearm.  Some of those reports turn out to be hoaxes.  That part is nothing new; when I was in junior high school in the 1970s, we were evacuated several times for bomb threats.  We would stand around in the parking lot or on the playing field while police searched the school, then file back to class while making jokes about someone just wanting to get out of a test.   We knew the odds of the threat being real were near zero, but administrators can’t take the chance when faced with a specific threat like that.

I don’t fault schools for following lockdown…

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