It’s sometimes hard to take a story that is so shocking and make it more interesting. More exciting. More absurd.
I tried. I’ve been working on this post all evening. But nope. I just can’t top the lunacy of the real thing.
Here is the stupidest story of the day (in my humble opinion):
HALFWAY (Oregon) — Two masked men wearing hoodies and wielding handguns burst into the Pine Eagle Charter School in this tiny rural community on Friday. Students were at home for an in-service day, so the gunmen headed into a meeting room full of teachers and opened fire.
Terrible. But read on.
Someone figured out in a few seconds that the bullets were not drawing blood because they were blanks and the exercise was a drill, designed to test Pine Eagle’s preparation for an assault by “active shooters” who were, in reality, members of the school staff. But those few seconds left everybody plenty scared.
Now when you go to work, look around and figure out who on the staff would take a job like that.
“Hey, Joe! You know how those other teachers are actually liked by the students? Wanna make them shit their pants? That’ll stop them from laughing at you.
But think about this.
Instead of trying to limit guns, ammunition, access to lethal weapons, this community hired staff members to pretend to shoot their colleagues to see whether the teachers would react properly should the guns that haven’t been taken away from fucking lunatics should be used in a school shooting.
Here’s the full story.
What is wrong with some people in this country?
Oh, and what if there was “A Good Guy” with a gun in that faculty meeting. Then it wouldn’t have been a drill.