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Cary school drill to include shooting blanks in hallways in an effort to provide familiarity with the sound of gunfire.

Cary school drill to include shooting blanks in hallways in an effort to provide familiarity with the sound of gunfire.

UPDATED: 1/29/2013 11:10 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — A school shooting drill planned for tomorrow in the far northwestern suburbs has many parents upset.

According to a letter from Cary-Grove High School principal Jay Sargeant, there will be a code red drill at the school on Wednesday.

It will include somebody shooting blanks from a gun in the hallway “in an effort to provide our teachers and students some familiarity with the sound of gunfire.”

Parent Sharon Miller says the way Cary Grove has planned the code red drill is absurd and also thinks it’s not necessary to shoot blanks in the hallway.

Read more: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/01/29/cary-grove-drill-to-i...

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Heck why not just play

A movie or prime time tv show over the P.A. system?

Prepare them for what is coming?

So, they want to prepare the children for what most likely will be coming?

Why don't they then have security guards and arm teachers if they are so sure this is inevitable?

Be afraid America, be afraid children everywhere....your government is at work again!

The parents should be shouting out from the rooftops on this!

So sad, about the only thing America manufactures any more is fear!

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Does anyone remeber

if, during a fire drill they simulated fire to get people used to the heat and smoke? Geez

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James

um...and what would that accomplish?

a different response from the students? doubt it. there's enough gun sounds that have saturated our consciousness on tv and in video games.

program in the fear and the constant threat that some boogie-man with a gun is out there waiting...waiting...waiting...

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
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Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Given the number of drills

Given the number of drills that were scheduled on days of horror (9/11,London, Madrid) if I was a parent in that school my kid would be home sick for that day.

Cap guns and blank guns sound similar to gunfire, but...

A supersonic lead projectile makes a 'sound' that cannot be duplicated by a wad of cotton.

What about ricochet? This drill will tend to confuse children rather than prepare them for a real event.

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Ya right!!

I'm afraid, the leaders of this (once) Great Nation are losing their minds. Nuff said... :(

This isn't a drill...it's indoctrination!

Same as "duck and cover" was. There should be a mass protest by parents to put a stop to this sick, mental torture imposed on children by adults in positions of power.
This is not only very disturbing, it is also deeply disgusting.

I Was In Grammer School During "Duck and Cover" Era

Atthat time we thought that was the right thing to do...Very scary..

Thanks for posting Jill..