Good Freaking Grief! We seem to have given abject stupidity and ineptitude places of honor. Mike McDaniel is as fed up as I am with zero tolerance
I’d really like to think this kind of zero-tolerance lunacy is confined to the eastern United States. To be sure, it may reasonably be expected there, but I’m afraid it’s a contagion rivaling Ebola in virulence. Unlike with Ebola, however, I’m equally sure Mr. Obama will not be sending 3000 troops to Connecticut to “fight” this particular disease. NBCconnecticut.com has the story:
Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 • Updated at 4:19 PM EDT
JFK Middle School in Southington was on lockdown Tuesday after a student in a military-style jacket prompted concerns from staff members, who called police to report a suspicious person at the school.
The middle school, located at 1071 South Main Street, was placed on lockdown around 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Police said a school employee spotted a suspicious man in the hallway and described him as standing 5 feet 7 inches tall and wearing a green military-type jacket.
The school sent an alert to parents informing them of the incident as officers canvassed the area and searched the school grounds.
Whoa there buckaroo! A “green military-type jacket”?! They locked down the school because a person wearing a green military-type jacket looked “suspicious?” Read on:
According to police, a student matching the staff member’s description was found in a classroom and identified as the person in question.
The student did not pose a threat and, after completing a secondary search, police gave the all clear. The lockdown was lifted shortly before 1 p.m.
A second alert from Southington schools said police did not find anything that was cause for concern but conducted a thorough search for the buildings and grounds.
Well of course. What a close call! I’m surprised the entire community wasn’t sent to the bomb shelters. Imagine the pandemonium if the student has been wearing camouflage trousers too! That would have been good for the callout of at least one SWAT team and strip searches of every student and teacher.
Again, Good Freaking Grief!