Students at a middle school in Goldsboro, North Carolina got a little scare this week, courtesy of a harebrained idea by school administrators.
In what was described as an “enrichment exercise” that would teach students to be more aware of their surroundings, school administrators thought it’d be a wonderful idea to send a fake gunman, complete with a ski mask and a toy gun, into some 6th grade classrooms populated with students at Eastern Wayne Middle School and pretend like he was robbing them.
The school employee who played the fake gunman apparently did his job so well that he was shot dead by one of the teachers packing heat in the school. Okay, we’re kidding… but considering all of the ridiculous escapades that have involved guns lately, nothing would surprise us.
What did happen was that the fake gunman scared the breakfast out of some students, and their parents were rather upset about the so-called “enrichment exercise.” We’re wondering if the administrators who came up with this irresponsible idea are aware that there have been real school shootings and stuff lately.
The news report below does not give the name of the administrator who was being interviewed, but after stating that they should have been a little more sensitive in light of the other school shootings that have occurred, we think his name might be Captain Obvious. We’re so glad that he is aware of other real school shootings. For that, he moves up from being “obliviously stupid” to just plain old “stupid” with a tinge of “idiot”.
We also love the part where he says that the “exercise in its original intent was appropriate, but how it was executed obviously lacked judgement.”
I don’t know about you, but I can think of better ways to make students more “aware of their surroundings.”
Watch the report below from WGHP.