So tomorrow we have to do an active shooter drill

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Postby Catullus » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:46 am

At my school.

They’re breaking down classroom doors and firing blanks in the room, firing in the hallways, taking fake hostages, wearing black masks etc.

This is a required training in Florida.

Thankfully no students but it’s 1:40am and I can’t sleep because I have PTSD and like I can sit out the intense worse parts but my boss sorta made me feel like I was an inadequate teacher because I didn’t think having a panic attack in front of my collegues while fake bullets are flying was a great idea.

Great country we have here.
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Postby Paul » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:51 am

Jesus Christ. Sorry cat. I'd be feeling similar to you knowing I had to do something like this.

Hell of a day to pick, too.
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Postby Catullus » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:56 am

Literally none of us want to do it and all my friends from other schools who went through it said they were basically traumatized and in no way found it helpful for any future scenario. The purpose is literally to terrify us so we know how we’d react in moments of terror.

Okay cool
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Postby fury » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:57 am

I’m freaked out enough by basic lockdown drills. This sounds bad sorry cat.
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Postby Catullus » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:01 am

Like when I signed up to be a teacher I forget where I signed up for fucking combat training jfc
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Postby boatwave » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:50 am

This has got to be stopped.
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Postby ratbags » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:56 am

i've been in a room where, through my own stupid decisions, someone fired off an actual AK-47 at the floor and that was terrifying enough. that shouldn't be a thing teachers have to practice.
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Postby ratbags » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:58 am

i'd vocalize my displeasure, like i know you can
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Postby jon » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:42 am

We have one of these tomorrow too. I figured it was the usual drill (of which we've already had 2 this year) where we shut the lights off, get out of sight of the windows, etc.

I guess I should find out if it's this instead!
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Postby mcwop23 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:23 am

apparently up here they have kindergartners participate in lockdown drills at a minimum so this is all swell
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Postby DasLofGang » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:28 am

the next logical phase is that within ten years teachers are given their own blanks loaded weapon and the degree to which they are effectively Rambo goes in their annual performance eval
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Postby DasLofGang » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:28 am

only real ‘10s kids will remember this etc
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Postby bluemovers » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:37 am

my daughter started kindergarten this year and she came home a few weeks ago excitedly telling me about the 'safety drill' they did at school where they locked the door and pushed desks in front of it and then hid under their teacher's desk at the back of the room.
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Postby Durham » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:54 am

We live in hell
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Postby clouds » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:01 am

radiolab did an episode on these recently

it seems anyone that knows anything thinks they serve only to traumatize and don't actually help at all. seems real dumb and awful.
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Postby jewels » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:08 am

they chose tomorrow of all days?
no matter what happens, the day of a national hangover? even if it isn't booze related, people will be hungover from lack of sleep.
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Postby Double McDouble » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:13 am

“Here, you practice how to dodge bullets like you’re in the matrix while we do literally nothing to prevent people from gaining access to guns.” Great country
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Postby alaska » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:22 am

What on earth, jesus christ
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Postby an otter » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:07 am

Catullus wrote:Literally none of us want to do it and all my friends from other schools who went through it said they were basically traumatized and in no way found it helpful for any future scenario. The purpose is literally to terrify us so we know how we’d react in moments of terror.

Okay cool

Yeah, there's no way this is gonna produce anything but a bunch of PTSD and therapy bills down the road. Much less the Super Survivors they think it will.
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Postby powderfinger » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:09 am

jesus fucking christ, it never occurred to me that an "active shooter drill" would be a full-on simulation

that is insane
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Postby Geoff » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:30 am

jeee wiz, best wishes cat :(
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Postby tricksforchips » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:33 am

This is awful and just asking for law suits.
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Postby goofjan » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:19 am

I'm sorry Cat.
plz if u get a chanse put some flowrs on algernons grave kthxbye
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Postby brent » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:21 am

seems completely crazy that is required. blechhh
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Postby black drum » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:25 am

My four year old daughter is in Pre K at a public school in Florida and they have to do this today. They did it the first week of school too. I asked her about it and she thought it was fun. I wasn't sure how to try to explain to her that it was tragic that this was something she even had to experience, so I basically said nothing, am saving the conversation for a later date...but maybe it'll be today?
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Postby cartola » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:26 am

This is fucking bullshit.
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Postby black drum » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:28 am

I guess I should say that the PreK students dont get the whole firing of blanks thing, but they do have to practice a drill where they go on lockdown etc.
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Postby blab » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:43 am

Catullus wrote:Like when I signed up to be a teacher I forget where I signed up for fucking combat training jfc


yea, this is really sad and totally insane. i'm sorry u have to go through this
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Postby VHB » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:54 am

Galling.

Will do my best to psychically lend you strength.

Don't stop being outraged (I know you won't) because this will never not be utterly outrageous that this is pocket full of posies-ass "solution" our culture comes up with to avoid doing what really needs to be done
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Postby Alexis » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:59 am

girl i'am so sorry you have to do this stupid shit
this does not solve anything and the fact that you have to do it is disgusting
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