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    School Condemned After Pupils Left In Tears By Mock Shooting

    I am amazed by this:

    Link: School condemned after pupils left in tears by mock shooting - Telegraph

    I would like to think that it wasn't handled as badly as the paper paints it.

    Does here anyone works at the school?

    Does anyone here know/know of the school?

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    Whilst I know it was not a very good idea the story did make me chuckle.

    Basically chuckle at how the staff could be so dumb.

    GJE

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    It was one of the more popular teachers who played the victim, I don't think there would have been as much concern if it was one or two of the others.
    Lol, brilliant

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    Its funny how parents who weren't there can comment on it. We all know how some kids can exagerate things!

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    Holy hell, that is about as inappropriate as you could get! What a ridiculous thing for a school to do.

    It doesn't matter how long after the event the school explained to the kids, they'll all still have been shocked and sickened by it happening in front of them.

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    A large proportion of adults would probably be upset by this if they didn't know what was going on let alone kids of that age

    Sounding an alarm(hope it wasn't the actual fire alarm...) and adding that level of realism really is going too far. surely we're not getting the whole story here...

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    If that is true then it is shocking!

    I always take journo's with several pinches of salt though.

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    You could say this is just the school carrying out their duty of preparing students for the real world.

    The story reminded me of the brilliant (probably best) Silent Witness episode Shadows, which involved shooting in a university campus.
    Last edited by webman; 26th March 2010 at 09:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    It doesn't matter how long after the event the school explained to the kids, they'll all still have been shocked and sickened by it happening in front of them.
    That's what I thought - the spokesman seemed to think that the delay was the main problem - but frankly the whole thing was awful, no matter how quickly after the event it was explained.
    Why have a gun at all? They could have had a pupil pretending to yell at the teachers and then run in to 'trash' the science lab.
    And as for the comment about which teacher it was, yes, that is funny but it completely undermines any concern the school has for the traumatised pupils - implying that their feelings were very minor.

    As you say, lets hope the reporting is exaggerated - but I still think the use of a mock gun was ridiculous

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    You could say this is just the school carrying out their duty of preparing students for the real world.

    Really? What ARE the chances of these children coming across a gun-toting madman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Really? What ARE the chances of these children coming across a gun-toting madman?
    Depends - Have we run out of coffee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Really? What ARE the chances of these children coming across a gun-toting madman?
    If America is anything to go by, and we're fast becoming Americanised, then it'll probably be sooner than we think. I'm not saying I think what they did was right, just doing a Tony and playing devil's advocate here.

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    "It was one of the more popular teachers who played the victim, I don't think there would have been as much concern if it was one or two of the others."
    Quote of the day! I assume the paper interviewed the head and this is a quote from them. What where they thinking? We've done something really bad, lets defuse the situation, I know - "It would have been better if we'd shoot someone else!"

    Beggers believe!

    The head should be sacked for letting this happen in the first place, IMHO!

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    Read this in the paper this morning, so it was for a Year8 Science forensics project.

    Why have the whole school out? Why not just the class required?

    Seems stupid to me, I've no problem with guns and I think education about firearms is a good way to instill safety (take out the "mysterious" exciting element of attraction). I forsee resignations.

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