Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Teachers Stage Mock Attack - Students Terrified

Teachers at a Tennessee elementary school staged a mock gun attack recently, that terrified students, so much so that they were screaming for their lives. The teachers told the students that it was "not a drill". The teachers had no permission from their supervisors nor from parents to do any sort of staged attack.

Two of the staffers involved have now been suspended.

This is one of the craziest stories that I have read in a long time. What kind of idiot stages a mock shooting? I think the teachers should be fired, considering that Virginia Tech and other events, not to mention the ever present threat of terrorism, are still fresh in the minds of Americans.

It amazes me how people like this get hired in the first place, particularly for jobs where they are intrusted with Americas children.

Over the past month or so I have read of a case about a Principal having his narcotics delivered to his office during school hours...and undoubtedly doing the drugs while on duty....and another case (I believe here in Missouri) where two teachers were caught on tape engaging in sexual activity while at work.

I think some of this goes back to how America values the teaching profession. Teachers are not paid much in this country and their profession is not valued as one of the most important in the country. You get what you pay for, so to speak. Perhaps if Teachers were paid much more, better standards could be demanded...and we would get better quality folks in these positions. Now that's not to say that good quality teachers don't exist. There are plenty. But I think better pay could lead to better quality across the board...and fewer stories like these.

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