Comment: They apparently expect the students to act like cowering prey.

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They apparently expect the students to act like cowering prey.

They could be creating regrettable outcomes with these stunts.

You bring up an excellent point about people actually defending themselves and fighting back, and that things could get ugly.

What would they have done if the tables turned and the students tackled him and beat the snot out of him?

Also, in that instance, more than likely he would've been hollering something like, "Get off me. It's just a drill."

But if they really expect people to just roll over and say "oh, ok" when met with such a response, that opens the door for them being vulnerable to a REAL attacker, as anyone could pull the ~it's just a drill~ card to get their victims to let their guard down.

Unannounced drills like this and crying wolf could also leave the kids thinking it's just the school tricking them again, when it could actually be a real attack.

Also, this part blows my mind:

Melissa Casady, president of the Turner Parent Club, believes it was never the principal’s intention to scare the kids.

Um...wrong. Scaring the kids to see how they'd react seems to be THE whole purpose of deliberately leaving them uninformed that it was a drill.