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Posted by Jonna (+280) 7 years ago
I was a little surprised to see that there wasn't a heads up on MC.com but there is to be a "Mock" emergency held at CCDHS today sometime before school gets out in which all emergency personell will respond. To those of you who aren't aware from the flyers sent home from school or the announcement on the radio, don't panic.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+10182) 7 years ago
or in the newspaper
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Posted by SeptyTwo (+645) 7 years ago
Great... thanks Amorette... can spewing coffee on my keyboard constitute an emergency?
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Posted by K.Duffy (+1717) 7 years ago
It was in the Community Round-Up in last night's STAR, and it's been on the radio.

Still thoughtful to add it here, thanks!
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Posted by Mrs. M (+718) 7 years ago
Glad they are having practice drills.

[This message has been edited by Mrs. M (4/10/2013)]
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Posted by Diesel (+179) 7 years ago
I heard this was what you call a "crock". From what i was informed of from teenagers inside the school most of the teachers didn't even practice what was supposed to be done in case of a shooting, they just continued classes as usual through the whole thing. I thought this was supposed to be a good drill????? I would have hoped that if the city got something like this together they would have taken advantage of it and took it a little more seriously. Thoughts anyone?
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Posted by MeiMei (+162) 7 years ago
Totally disagree with you Diesel. Please get more info about what the instructions were for the staff and students before you comment negatively. My contact with the high school had a different perspective on this learning event. I believe this was a drill to be able to identify things that went well and what can be improved to continually work to keep our kids safe at school which incidentally I believe is the safest place a child can be during the hours from 8 to 3. There are at least 50 adults whose focus is the care of the students entrusted to them. Please be supportive and positive and take your concerns to the people who can use them constructively.
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Posted by Denise Selk (+1665) 7 years ago
Our daughter was the "shooter" in today's emergency drill. She felt there were several good lessons learned from the exercises from a student's perspective, and though I cannot speak for the emergency responders, I'm sure it was a valuable tool for them as well. She did say that pretending to be dead for what seemed like 30 minutes gave her a lot of time to reflect on different scenarios.

I suppose it all comes down to what you want to take from it, like anything else in life.
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Posted by HUBBZ (+92) 7 years ago
Haha are you serious??!! She was the shooter? I know its not a funny situation and should be taken seriously but imagining your daughter as the one they picked to be the shooter has me belly laughing. I am sad that we have to even perform drills like this but it will benefit everybody that wants it to. A person I know hadn't heard anything about this drill and went home for lunch. Across his scanner came, "several shots fired, 20 wounded, 5 confirmed dead". He got in his truck and headed to the school as fast as he could only to find out it was a drill. Anyway sounds like it all went well.
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