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Lock Downs and Guns

There was one more thing I was going to mention, and I forgot. It has to do with paranoia and percausions....

The highschool has the great "Lock Down" scheduled for the 18th. For anyone who was obsessed enough to remember the date, April 20th is the anniversary of the Columbine Massacre. Apparently, there has been a huge spike in internet research on the subject, students planning to do some sort of "in memory" thing, and one student even tried to purchase guns off of a school computer. *rolls eyes* Yes, I have deduced whomever this student is, he or she is an idiot. Nonetheless... (that's just for you, pen_girl)

So, the lock down hasn't been done in many, many moons (since I was in Grade 9 or 10), and it's been revamped. Basically, they say "Lock Down" on the PA. The teacher grabs anyone who may be in the hallway, turn off the lights, and everyone hits the ground. No one goes in or out (breathing optional) until the announcement comes on that, basically, the coast is clear. In my building, we do not have a lock down procedure. And a lot of windows. And a really mentally unstable student we discontinued last term. *sighs* When I brought this up to my coordinator, she thought it would be a really good idea for me to come up with one. Joyous. *shrugs*

I was about to start ranting about how sad and scary things are now... but, in hind sight, they always were. When I was a student, we had a lock down because admin believed there was a student with a gun. And the constant funny-then-cause-we-got-out-of-class bomb threats. I just hope people don't become "punishers for the wrongs of the school system and society in general" because there is a stupid anniversary that the media is going to monopolize on....