Police officers in Florida surprised students, teachers and parents Thursday with an active shooter drill. And by “active shooter drill,” we mean that a Winter Haven middle school went into lockdown as two armed police officers burst into classrooms, guns drawn, leaving the unsuspecting children terrified — and their parents furious.
According to Fox affiliate WTVT, officials at Jewett Middle Academy e-mailed parents to inform them of the drill, after it took place. By that point, WTVT reports, cellphones were already filling up with texts from frightened students, who thought there was a real shooter in the school.
In a later statement to The Post, spokesperson Jamie Brown for the Winter Haven police department said they were only aware of one student who texted a parent during the exercise.
“Unfortunately, no one gets an advanced notice of real life emergencies,” Polk County Public Schools spokesman Jason Gearey said in an e-mailed statement to The Washington Post. “We don’t want students to be scared, but we need them to be safe.”
remember who are the puppets on a string and pawns in the whole thing.. I mean really cant blame people for being gullible as most are these days.. it takes total reprogramming to see the lies we are fed from birth to death.. just someones sick idea of sparking more turmoil and hatred.
Thanks Deep SPace.. I had a "feeling" something was going to follow on this story.. that was a really bold move on the schools part to do something that daring without parental notification prior to the event.. Seriously everyone still pushing the envelope with civil rights issues .. everywhere.. for shame
How do you notify the parents that they're gonna create a scenario where their children are going to be terrorized to the point that they will believe that they going to die? I would think most parents would alert everyone & call the media to let them know this kind of insanity is being planned. I'm surprised we haven't anything about lawsuits yet. I know I would sue.
I am right there with you and most likely a law suit is already under way.. we will be the last to know.
That is just wrong to do to those kids!
where has HUMANITY GONE?
Stop thinking it is just the school's fault. Did you ever hear the phrase, "to serve and protect", the police/Gestapo do NOT do that, they only write tickets, intiminate their victims, create crime, and prey on the people. Mayberry RFD is dead. How could a normal human being think that terrorizing kids would help anybody but create more terror, and this scum is supposed to protect you, and you are overpaying their salary.