School, Students Searched After Threat
Five Year Plan Includes
of Response Plans
The need to ensure staff and student safety and campus security prompted a "soft lockdown" and the cancellation of a freshman basketball game at XYZ High School Jan. 30.
Director of Schools, Jim James said a student allegedly saw a gun and heard another student make a threat. Once the threat was reported to the School Resource Officer, the school immediately initiated lockdown procedures.
"Any time such a report is made we have to treat the threat as real and execute lockdown/search protocol," James said, "The searches were conducted by school personnel accompanied by law enforcement officials and included lockers, backpacks, bags of any kind, large coats, etc. Person searches were conducted when deemed necessary.
"All activities on campus were canceled for the afternoon and eening to ensure everyone left the campus so officials and law enforcement personnel could do a final sweep of the facilities and campus for the alleged weapon. None was found."
Due to confidentiality issues, James was not at liberty to discuss anything about any of the students involved. However, he did say appropriate disciplinary action is being taken by the school administration.
Safety, Security Strategies
The Safe and Supportive Schools goal in the system's Five Year Plan includes further development and more comprehensive response plans that include communication strategies. James said lessons learned from this event will be incorporated into those plans.
"As a school system, we do feel responsible for letting parents know something," James said, explaining, "We obviously need to develop and rehearse more comprehensive response plans, to include communication strategies for such events. As we know, the details and events of these situations are all different and decisions have to be made on the ground in the midst of the crisis/threat. Therefore, plans and the execution of those plans are critical. We will develop and rehearse in order to be better prepared as we continue to move forward."
Of special interest to me was the statement,
What this means to me is that the entire incident might have been fabricated. Why? All the historical reasons for inciting fear: More federal money, more power to control the minds of the people. Conditioning.Due to confidentiality issues, James was not at liberty to discuss anything about any of the students involved. However, he did say appropriate disciplinary action is being taken by the school administration.
I wonder: How many incidents like this are happening all across America? How many reports like this are being printed in local papers everywhere? Was this news story even really written by its supposed author, or was it distributed from a central source, to be tailored to the particulars of a thousand schools across the country?
When I was in high school, lockers and personal bags were considered private property. They may not have enjoyed complete Fourth Amendment protection, but certainly could not be searched unless there was probable cause. A general search and lockdown would have been out of the question.
No weapon was found. I presume this includes knives, box-cutters, and fingernail files? All of which were perfectly okay to carry to school when I was a student. No self-respecting boy went anywhere without a pocketknife. Even today, I don't go anywhere without one.
Most of my life I have known that the purpose of public schools is to indoctrinate children with the "Social Mind." In other words, to make them docile, ignorant, and compliant.
If my children were in school during an incident like this, they would be resisting, and loudly asking questions.
Of course my children were not there, I have more respect for their minds, and hope for their future, than to send them to public school. It's why I homeschool.* "If you are searching us all, then we are all presumed guilty. I demand to know the identity of my accuser!"
* "Where is your warrant?"
* "Is this incident real, or are you fabricating evidence for the purpose of inciting fear and kneejerk compliance?"
Any children asking such questions would be labeled "a problem" by school officials. Their parents too. But more important is the fact that very few public school children will ask such questions. Contrary to popular opinion, the public schools are very good at what they do.
If you have school-age children and you are not homeschooling them, please take a hard look at the issues. Homeschooling is worth the effort, and frankly the effort is not as large as the establishment would have you believe. In fact, it's getting easier all the time.
I recently found a website that provides homeschooling curriculum here:
I'm pretty sure this program was primarily sponsored and put together by Dr. Gary North, who has apparently partnered with Ron Paul. K-5 is compltely free. This is an obvious ploy to get you hooked, so you'll pay for 6-12. So what? I have no doubt it's a great program; it's cheaper than private school, and will provide a better education; it's also cheaper than many competing homeschool curriculums.
People who complain about the public schools need to wake up and stop participating in them.