Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lee's Summit, MO (formally Franklin, MA)
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When I was in elementary school in the 70's, the big thing was bomb threats. At least a few times a year we would have a bomb threat, in those days, they treated them like fire drills, we would have to line up outside and quite a few times they would just send us home, instead of letting us back into the school.
I received about ten different letters from teachers, principals, superintendents and other school officials that I have never heard of explaining all the practices at the schools in my town. I am sort of glad that they sent them, but also a little upset, because now it is public knowledge of what the procedures are. For security reasons, I don't think these should be public knowledge.
One thing that was interesting, is that our high school is a round shape, so the hallways are curved. When we were taking the tour, the guide jokingly said the halls were made that way so a shooter could not shoot somebody down the hall. It actually made a lot of sense to me, and gives me some comfort that students would have more of a chance to get away.
Marie, Brady, MacKenzie and Sailor