The Reagan Wing learned late this evening that tomorrow, Feb. 21, the Whatcom County Emergency Management (read FEMA) Agency, along with local fire and police forces are “sponsoring” a role playing exercise where a specific school in town will be chosen to act out its response to an imaginary disaster, with other schools reacting. Lynden Schools Superintendent Jim Frey’s claims that the exercise had been planned since last fall. But, unless you are a subscriber, you don’t have access to this story in the Lynden Tribune, and we could find no information about this through any other web search on any other site, including the Whatcom County Emergency Management site (!)
Shouldn’t parents and school principals have advance notice of any such “Safety Exercise?”
Diligent work by our reporters from several counties across the state revealed only that the Lynden Tribune had published an innocuous story February 13, 2013 about a “Safety Day,” to be held on the 21st. That is nothing close to disclosure of what is actually planned.
The frightening thing for any parent is that a hugely disproportionate number of the real SCHOOL SHOOTINGS (that the media has incorporated into the feeding-frenzy Obama campaign for gun control) are strangely concurrent with THESE KIND OF EXERCISES.
While the ostensible excuse may sound “reasonable” — practicing emergency procedures — there can be no mistaking the political intent. Our schools and our children are being made the scenery for a gun control pageant, just as they are harnessed for school levies.
If you have children in the Lynden School District area (Christian Schools are participating as well), consider keeping them home. Not all “Safety Drills” parallel school shootings. But why take chances? Disaster role play might be disturbing to some children — imaginary school shootings complete with real police cars and emergency vehicles.