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Archive for October 23, 2008

Averted Disaster

As I’m sure many of you may have seen, our quaint little college was on CNN yesterday! Crazy, huh? It’s like, WOW we made national headlines. Then you realize what the news was really about and

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Mushroom cloud

….shame ensues. At least it has for me. All these police (campus, city, county, state) show up for what basically amounted to a “false alarm” a.k.a. a group of guys fighting at one location that ended up moving to a second location. They locked down (?) the school and reports were flying everywhere about armed gunman, hostages and all kinds of BULLSHIT. I put a question mark after the “lock down” because I didn’t see any lock down. What I saw on the news was hundreds of students just standing around. Out in the open. Seemingly waiting for that unseen “gunman” to shoot them! Shouldn’t a lock down be students inside buildings, under shelter, where they would be less likely to be harmed???

Obviously, the system has a few kinks to work out. But I suppose it’s better to overreact than to underreact and have the worst possible thing happen.

Further information can be found at the following:

CNN Report-5 students taken into custody…
WBKO-Shots Reportedly Fired on WKU’s Cam….

Videos-10/22/08

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