Monday, March 28, 2011

Government School Safety Drill with "Anti-Immigrant Shooter" Canceled

In Treynor, Iowa.
"Operation Closed Campus was designed to ensure school officials, emergency responders and support organizations are prepared in the event they face a school shooting, according to the Pottawattamie County Emergency Management Agency.

The agency, along with the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program, distributed an exercise plan Wednesday to detail exactly how the drill -- to be held at Treynor High School and involving roughly 300 people, local police, hospitals and the Red Cross -- would be carried out."
According to the exercise plan submitted by officials, the 'back story' for this 'safety drill' went like this:
"a white 18-year-old high school senior who “has been seen with anti-immigration demonstrators” and whose family “is known to be firearm enthusiasts, if not fanatics” starts a fight with a group of minority students “blurting racial slurs and that he is tired of them moving in and stealing jobs and money from Americans” then “pulls a handgun from his waistband, shooting one of the minority students.”
Parents sternly objected to the obvious inflammatory political overtones, and contacted the town's mayor,  the county board of supervisors, the Iowa legislature, and even the governor to voice their objections.

Doug Reed, the lead exercise planner for the county’s Emergency Management Agency said the 'back story' for this emergency scenario had “nothing to do" with the continued political debate over immigration laws.

Oh. Of course not. And we have no reason to doubt the uber-pure motives of our ruling class betters.

But, apparently, the 'white, anti-immigrant, firearm fanatic' back story had something to do with obtaining the federal funding from Homeland Security for this exercise.
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