There was an article in the Buffalo News the other day about a local high school that was running an active shooter drill. Given the frequency with which school shootings occur in the country, that seems like a very smart thing to do. Still, what does it say about us as a society? Let me answer my own question(feel free to provide your own answers in the comment section). It says two things: one, we’re freaking crazy as loons and two, we have way too many guns owned by irresponsible people.
Remember when, as kids, we had a different type of school drill? We used to do duck and cover drills, in case of a bomb attack. Talk about scaring the bejeezus out of grade school kids! Okay everybody, stop talking about last night’s Happy Days episode and pay attention. Now put your head between your legs, under the desk. This will protect you in case we get bombed :). Even as little kids, most of us knew that our flimsy little desks were not going to be much help. Our school, like most likely every other school, had a yellow, fallout shelter sign out front.
I remember thinking that this sign must have had some sort of magic powers that would repel bombs. What? It made just as much sense and putting your head between your legs.