Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Faculty fakes gunman attack on crying 6th graders


Prison Planet
Monday, May 14, 2007

A teacher and assistant principal at a Tennessee elementary school staged a fake gun attack on frightened students during a class trip, sparking outrage among parents, according to a report from CNN's Newsroom.

According to school board member Lon Nuell, the prank was poorly timed. "Ghost stories are standard, and you scare the kids out of their wits," said Nuell. "But this was very unfortunate timing, if the timing would ever be good for this sort of thing, this was not it," referring to the Virginia Tech shootings that killed 33 students and professors in April.

According to one student who participated in the trip, Dalton Brown, the assistant principal instructed the students to get under desks and said that they had a "code red" – reserved for when an individual is in possession of a gun, knife, or bomb. The school later issued a press release classifying the events as a "typical campfire prank." According to Brown's mother, the prank crossed the line.

"It's just appalling that they would classify this as such a thing, because there's nothing typical about what they did to our children," said Brown. "The kids were underneath tables crying and praying to God and begging for their lives, thinking that they were gonna die and that they were never going to see their families again ."

Prison Planet Monday, May 14, 2007

Blindfolding people, placing them in dark rooms and threatening them with imminent death is the most terrorizing form of psychological torture known to man.

It's a practice that was used during the Abu Ghraib torture scandal and is still being metered out today on terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay.

Now this horror is regularly being visited on American schoolchildren.

"Staff members of an elementary school staged a fictitious gun attack on students during a class trip, telling them it was not a drill as the children cried and hid under tables," reports the Associated Press.

"The children were in that room in the dark, begging for their lives, because they thought there was someone with a gun after them," said Brandy Cole, whose son went on the trip.

During the last night of the trip, staff members convinced the 69 students that there was a gunman on the loose. They were told to lie on the floor or hide underneath tables and stay quiet. A teacher, disguised in a hooded sweat shirt, even pulled on locked door.

After the lights went out, about 20 kids started to cry, 11-year-old Shay Naylor said.

"I was like, 'Oh My God,' " she said. "At first I thought I was going to die. We flipped out."

This story is nothing new - we hear of these incidents on an almost monthly basis, and carried a major feature article on similar circumstances at a Michigan junior and high school last November. In that article we catalogue the history of drills in U.S. schools where children are traumatized by gun wielding cops and security guards, and underscore cases where children and police have been shot during the course of these insane and unnecessary raids.

The only difference in this case is that it was teachers and not cops who orchestrated and carried out this act of psychological torture.

Not only does this represent an egregious act of trauma based mind control, it could lead to lifelong mental scars and problems with post-traumatic stress disorder for the children involved, which is the basis on which parents should immediately file lawsuits.

It was also extremely dangerous - if any of the kids had attempted to defend themselves against the mock gunman, violence and serious injuries could have occurred.

The principle of this school and all the teachers involved need to be immediately arrested and imprisoned for the psychological torture of children as a punishment for the terror they have inflicted upon young children - and as a deterrent to prevent this kind of horror from being repeated nationwide

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