Yesterday, I picked my son up at his elementary school. Normally, my wife does, so the “scene” was new to me, because I had to go inside to sign in, and get him. This school only has 340 children enrolled. They call the kids names out over walkie talkies so they’ll come to the front door of the school, and wait to walk out when released to their parent’s waiting cars. So, a queue of about 30 kids blocks the front door area on and off for 30-40 minutes as kids are picked up. The hallway was lined with kids of different ages, sitting on the floor against the wall. One little boy crying loudly, others talking, bickering, doing as kids do. It was quite a production, a very noisy and fluid environment, even though a controlled situation.
I thought of Sandy Hook — and the lack of any photos or videos depicting what I was seeing and experiencing around me. Nothing screams HOAX like ZERO evidence of what 600 freaked out kids in a panic situation would look like. The photo ops would be everywhere around you. The SCENE would have been entirely different than that sold as reality. You can look at elementary school fire drill videos or whatever all you want. Maybe you have kids in elementary school? After visiting my kid’s school yesterday, I would say a Giant Smoking Gun of Sandy Hook is all that WASN’T THERE! Think about it…
In the video below you’ll see what it looks like when an elementary school “evacuation drill” occurs. Just scan through it, and notice how many children filter out, and are standing around outside.
That’s quite a bit of area they take up, aye? Did you notice the procession out of the school? How orderly that appeared?
Now imagine what mayhem would have happened at Sandy Hook with supposedly 600 students?! Crowds of little kids would be everywhere, wailing and crying in large groups. It would have been quite a scene don’t you think? Well…did you ever SEE anything that looked like it should have looked? I have not.
Here’s a description of what transpired on the video above. Its underneath the video on YouTube:
Uploaded on Apr 25, 2011
If the siren sounds for real, Bountiful Elementary will be ready.
Principal Ross Quist wanted to try a different approach to the school’s annual evacuation drill with a goal of having 90-95 percent of the students delivered to their parents in less than two hours. His method: use and share the cell phones students and teachers already have to contact parents. An additional twist: the school would not involve any outside help from the PTA.
“I think it went really smooth. I liked how organized it was,” said parent Marla Keller. “When the real thing’s going to happen, we’ll know what to do and it’s not mass chaos.”
The evacuation started with a standard fire drill. All students and faculty evacuated to the field behind the school. Immediately, the school district’s All Call system contacted parents at home to let them know the drill was in progress and to pick up their children.
Students then moved in rows to a nearby tennis court. In conjunction with the All Call, students began making phone calls to their parent’s cell and work phones to help speed up the response time.
Parents signed in at the north gate of the tennis court and then picked up their children at the south gate. The process helped teachers keep track of each student in their class.
Following the drill, Quist said his expectations were exceeded as 95 percent of the students were evacuated within the first hour”.
Would Sandy Hook have looked more like this school’s fire drill? These kids are pretty orderly. Certainly nothing like 600 kids in this school though: