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Friday, March 22, 2019

An active-shooter training exercise at an Indiana elementary school in January left teachers with welts, bruises and abrasions after they were shot with plastic pellets by the local sheriff's office conducting the session. The incident, acknowledged in testimony this week before state lawmakers, was confirmed by two elementary school teachers in Monticello, who described an exercise in which teachers were asked by local law enforcement to kneel down against a classroom wall before being sprayed across their backs with plastic pellets without warning. "They told us, ‘This is what happens if you just cower and do nothing,'" said one of the two teachers, both of whom asked IndyStar not to be identified out of concern for their jobs. "They shot all of us across our backs. I was hit four times. "It hurt so bad."

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Now, these teachers and the state's largest teachers union want to stop this from happening in other Hoosier schools. The Indiana State Teachers Association is lobbying lawmakers to add language prohibiting teachers from being shot with any sort of ammunition to a school safety bill working its way through the Statehouse.

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Already a thread on it, and it's just airsoft bb's. 10 year olds play that.

#1 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-03-22 02:55 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#1 Sorry, didn't see thread. Plastic pellets wouldn't fit in the title so I dropped plastic, but the word is in the first sentence of the posted summary.

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-03-22 03:20 PM | Reply

"Sorry, didn't see thread."

Here it is:

www.drudge.com

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-03-22 03:35 PM | Reply

And I thought it was paint balls.

#4 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-03-23 11:57 AM | Reply

Indiana Teachers Were Shot With Airsoft Guns During Active Shooter Training

By Bill Galluccio

March 21, 2019
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Teachers at an Indiana elementary school say that they were shot in back with airsoft guns during an active shooter training program. The allegations were made by members of the Indiana State Teachers Association while testifying in front of the state's Senate Education Committee. Two of the teachers involved in the training confirmed the incident to the Indianapolis Star. The teachers, who asked not to be identified, said they were left with welts, bruises, and cuts after getting shot by officers.

#5 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-03-23 12:00 PM | Reply

What is wrong with this stupid fkkking country?

We're now practicing shooting drills like fire drills?

Because nothing can be done?

Why use airsoft bbs? They should have used real guns and bullets and really murdered that ----.

#6 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-03-23 12:09 PM | Reply

Police think it's their job to assault people.

Because it is.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-03-23 12:16 PM | Reply

We're now practicing shooting drills like fire drills?

#6 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK AT 2019-03-23 12:09 PM | FLAG:

Yes, every high school, middle, elementary, etc.

#8 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-03-23 01:44 PM | Reply

Police think it's their job to assault people.

Because it is.

#7 | Posted by snoofy

I guess you will never understand the point of it all but i am not surprised.............. Cowering down will just get you shot............

#9 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-03-23 01:51 PM | Reply

"Cowering down will just get you shot"

So then you're saying the teachers didn't know that before the cops shot them.

You must think these teachers are really, really stupid.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-03-23 02:48 PM | Reply

They are sno. They were just above underwater basket weaving in college.

#11 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-03-23 06:07 PM | Reply

I haven't read the article and I haven't completed similar training, but there are several teachers in my building who went through similar training in other districts and found it highly valuable. If getting shot at was a requirement that they couldn't opt out of, them yes, I'd have an issue with this, but the training that is meant to accompany this type of activity I think is highly valuable.

#12 | Posted by dylanfan at 2019-03-24 11:06 AM | Reply

"If getting shot at was a requirement that they couldn't opt out of, them yes, I'd have an issue with this, but the training that is meant to accompany this type of activity I think is highly valuable."

No.
It's completely pointless to stage mock executions as part of any sort of training a teacher receives.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-03-24 05:32 PM | Reply

Good training.

#14 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-03-24 10:25 PM | Reply

It's completely pointless to stage mock executions as part of any sort of training a teacher receives.

Agreed. I should've read the article. I had assumed they were shot as they were going through various active shooter scenarios. "This is what happens if you do nothing" serves no purpose.

#15 | Posted by dylanfan at 2019-03-25 05:30 AM | Reply

Whether or not you like the tactic, they definitely will not forget the consequence of passivity.

#16 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-03-25 11:11 AM | Reply

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