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  • superman Jan 4, 8:15 a.m.

    The school shooting in Conn. could have been much worse. The guy could have walked into the school unarmed-set off the fire alarm. In about 5 minutes there would have been 500-700 students standing outside in groups with the teachers. Emergency training should now also include thar the people lay on the ground. People standing up with be too much of a target.

  • Terkel Jan 3, 6:48 p.m.

    Is there a chance that this was an initial training, and the drills will escalate in degree of reality? Meaning at some point there will be actual students.

  • johnny2times Jan 3, 6:36 p.m.

    Wageslave,

    I am not a bitter guy at all...I just call it like I See it. And I never said I am a police officer.

  • WageSlave Jan 3, 6:07 p.m.

    swedishchef2,

    Must have missed the joke. I believe he is getting at the fact that terrorist situations involving guns cannot happen here legally because it is a gun free zone. However, we all know that this only enables the bad guy (hence the cue for eliminating gun free zones.

    You sounds like you are a pretty bitter guy. If you don't like being a police officer then get a new job. I respect the police and everything they do. But at the end of the day they are a servant to the public, and we all know that is a difficult role.

  • johnny2times Jan 3, 6:00 p.m.

    But, I thought these were Gun Free Zones??

    Click to view my profile Caveman93
    January 3, 2013 5:52 p.m

    And after reading this story, this is your biggest concern? Wow...talk about nit picking..

  • johnny2times Jan 3, 5:58 p.m.

    But, I thought these were Gun Free Zones??

    Click to view my profile Caveman93
    January 3, 2013 5:52 p.m

    They were unloaded...as seen in the picture...

  • WageSlave Jan 3, 5:56 p.m.

    GravyPig,

    Sure, I see what your saying. However, I think the mass hysteria is going to be elevated when police crews are darting in from all directions. I guess I am questioning how effective the drills are going to be without the student base present. Its like the schools doing tornado drills without the kids. You kind of need everyone to know procedure.

    Also, my last comment was directed at lifting the "gun free" zone from campus. I think a good collaboration of well trained police and well trained, but armed citizens create the best case scenario. At least let the "victims" have a chance to protect themselves and friends.

  • Caveman93 Jan 3, 5:52 p.m.

    But, I thought these were Gun Free Zones??

  • johnny2times Jan 3, 5:46 p.m.

    So people on here are upset because the police are taking steps and training on how to protect your crying but when YOU NEED THE POLICE...and if the police did not train and something did happen, you all would be asking why were they not trained enough? Law Enforcement can never win. When your getting shot at by a gunman, call your local crack head. Better yet conduct some training of your own and then solve all your own problems and leave the police alone. I'm sure the police have better things to do other than dealing with your problems that YOU can't resolve...like using them as an intimidation tool because your kid won't wake up to go to school or church....or you and your spouse are having an argument and can't be mature enough to work it out yourselves. You people have no idea what "hats" officers HAVE to wear every day.

  • Jim-Jones Jan 3, 5:26 p.m.

    I didn't vote because the election was rigged for the globalists to win. This is big folks! They're coming for our personal rights! 1984!

  • GravyPig Jan 3, 5:22 p.m.

    "I would rather my child be trained and CCW. These guys are training on an empty campus. You think things are going to go peachy when there are 10,000+ students and staff around?

    IF you going to train the police....then why not the proposed "victims"?"

    Would you rather they train on a full campus and cause mass histeria from the people who didn't get the memo. They are training for the most likely scenario, you can't predict what will happen. I would rather they train and prep before something happens than wait for it to happen and have them train after the fact.

    The peachyness factor is a moot point. Don't you suppose that when the bottom falls out that there really isn't any "peachy" side to an attack of any kind?

    "IF you going to train the police....then why not the proposed "victims"?""

    I'm not sure what you are trying to say here.

  • WageSlave Jan 3, 5:08 p.m.

    vinylcarwraps23,

    I understand and sometimes agree with a lot of you message. I think you will make more progress by talking with people and planting seeds rather than talking at them and yelling sheep.

    Also, when and if in the situation....Could you shoot your fellow American with that drone while sitting in a box in New Mexico?

    Our government is mear mortals....not Skynet (yet).

  • GravyPig Jan 3, 5:00 p.m.

    "This is conditioning for something as I haven't met a single terrorist. I am glad to see so many people are waking up and raising conscience. Love."

    ??Huh??

  • Minarchist Jan 3, 4:59 p.m.

    Jim-Jones as a member of the Air Force I have to say 1. You never served. 2. You watch way too much TV. 3. You;re the classic sheep (see Goerings quote)

  • GravyPig Jan 3, 4:58 p.m.

    "Seriously, people? Does anyone remember Virginia Tech a couple of years ago? If one of your children was attending college, wouldn't you want them to be prepared for the worst, even if it is unlikely to happen? You would all be singing a different tune if a tragedy did happen and the local campuses hadn't taken any steps to be prepared."

    These guys could be out there curing cancer and someone would still complain about it for something. It blows my mind that people don't understand why we have drills.

  • WageSlave Jan 3, 4:58 p.m.

    Seriously, people? Does anyone remember Virginia Tech a couple of years ago? If one of your children was attending college, wouldn't you want them to be prepared for the worst, even if it is unlikely to happen? You would all be singing a different tune if a tragedy did happen and the local campuses hadn't taken any steps to be prepared.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    I would rather my child be trained and CCW. These guys are training on an empty campus. You think things are going to go peachy when there are 10,000+ students and staff around?

    IF you going to train the police....then why not the proposed "victims"?

  • GravyPig Jan 3, 4:57 p.m.

    "LOL a bunch of TV watching sheep"

    "LOL a the sheep"

    Be careful, you are starting to sound like Smoke Wagon. The only thing missing is all the extra punctuation he throws in for good measure.

  • Minarchist Jan 3, 4:55 p.m.

    "Just wait til they come for our guns" like Romney did in Mass and I voted for him = JIM JONES

    LOL any questions?

  • Minarchist Jan 3, 4:54 p.m.

    LOL when all else fails say commie. Probably a Romney lib crying about guns while voting for Romney who banned guns. And save your other default comeback "Obama". Hes on your team with Romney and Goldmann Sachs.

  • Minarchist Jan 3, 4:52 p.m.

    PLEASE keep the 2002 Bush conspiracy carried over to Obama to yourself. At least get a new conspiracy. That one is beyond old. Why do right wingers steal left winger conspiracies when the President changes? LOL a the sheep.

    Hahhhhh Keep your Karl Marx loving commie self out of this. Just wait til they come for our guns!
    Jim-Jones
    January 3, 2013 4:10 p.m.
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    Please load up at shoot at the unmanned drones. LOL

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxx Jan 3, 4:51 p.m.

    "I haven't met a single terrorist"

    How do you know? Did Timothy McVeigh wear a sign? Or the Columbine shooter? The Connecticut shooter? I'm sure none of their friends, family or neighbors thought they'd met a terrorist either.

  • nialet Jan 3, 4:19 p.m.

    This is conditioning for something as I haven't met a single terrorist. I am glad to see so many people are waking up and raising conscience. Love.

  • Jim-Jones Jan 3, 4:10 p.m.

    PLEASE keep the 2002 Bush conspiracy carried over to Obama to yourself. At least get a new conspiracy. That one is beyond old. Why do right wingers steal left winger conspiracies when the President changes? LOL a the sheep.

    Hahhhhh
    Keep your Karl Marx loving commie self out of this. Just wait til they come for our guns!

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxx Jan 3, 4:06 p.m.

    Seriously, people? Does anyone remember Virginia Tech a couple of years ago? If one of your children was attending college, wouldn't you want them to be prepared for the worst, even if it is unlikely to happen? You would all be singing a different tune if a tragedy did happen and the local campuses hadn't taken any steps to be prepared.

  • smegma Jan 3, 3:45 p.m.

    "This is a classic conditioning Psy-Op. Get ready folks, they're gearing up for martial law!"

    agreed. and wral will be there every step of the way to assist.

  • GravyPig Jan 3, 3:39 p.m.

    "21 law enforcement agencies? No wonder we have to borrow from China to pay the bills."

    Yes, we should have separate drills for each agency. That way they know how to only work with their agency and we can spend even more money on training.

  • Minarchist Jan 3, 3:37 p.m.

    Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”
    - Hermann Goering, Nazi leader.

    BAHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • Minarchist Jan 3, 3:35 p.m.

    This is a classic conditioning Psy-Op. Get ready folks, they're gearing up for martial law!
    Jim-Jones
    January 3, 2013 3:23 p.m.
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    PLEASE keep the 2002 Bush conspiracy carried over to Obama to yourself. At least get a new conspiracy. That one is beyond old. Why do right wingers steal left winger conspiracies when the President changes? LOL a the sheep.

  • Minarchist Jan 3, 3:34 p.m.

    I'm a friend of the Sgt and I can say that they have absolutely the best person to take on this task. At least they are taking measures and trying to keep everyone safe. I applaud him and everyone who took part in this operation.
    heidimk2010
    January 3, 2013 3:13 p.m.
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    Shouldnt we spend money on things that actaully kill many many more people? It is about saving lives right? Lets teach everyone safe swimming. You are much more likely to die by drowning than a terrorist. LOL a bunch of TV watching sheep.

  • Minarchist Jan 3, 3:32 p.m.

    You are more likely to die from falling down the stairs, hot weather, cold weather, electricution, alcohol, cigarettes, lightning bolt, car crash, drowning (maybe TSA like agent as lifegaurds?), fire, hit by train, suffocation, choking, police. More people will die today from coronary heart disease than terrorism all year. Lets spend it all on those tuurrrist!!

    “Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death”.
    - Adolph Hitler

  • Jim-Jones Jan 3, 3:23 p.m.

    This is a classic conditioning Psy-Op. Get ready folks, they're gearing up for martial law!

  • heidimk2010 Jan 3, 3:13 p.m.

    I'm a friend of the Sgt and I can say that they have absolutely the best person to take on this task. At least they are taking measures and trying to keep everyone safe. I applaud him and everyone who took part in this operation.

  • kermit60 Jan 3, 3:08 p.m.

    being better prepared through training is always good. However, most mass shootings including the one in Conn are over in five minutes or less. No agency however prepared can not respond and take action in that short of time. Unless armed officers are on scene when the event starts they most likely will arive after it is over.

  • Uhavenoclu Jan 3, 3:06 p.m.

    Funny how ever since 9/11 everybody has been doing terrorist prepardness,ha ha ha .....Look at the news baby,we have more terrorists here in this country then the Muslims you blame for the terrorism ...........Try your neighbors or your spouse or yopur children.?

  • pmck Jan 3, 2:55 p.m.

    Scary stuff - what are they really preparing for?

  • seenbetterdaze Jan 3, 2:45 p.m.

    Notice how they hire crisis "actors" to portray shooters and victims? Some crisis "actors seem to be on videos on youtube in the Sandy Hook incident...could it be, a made for tv "crisis" for political reasons...Gun Control?

  • Pirate01 Jan 3, 2:31 p.m.

    I guess they had guns in these "gun free" zones??

  • aspenstreet1717 Jan 3, 2:14 p.m.

    21 law enforcement agencies? No wonder we have to borrow from China to pay the bills.

  • WageSlave Jan 3, 1:41 p.m.

    NCSU Has a simliar drill tomorrow from 1-4pm just to let you know. Parts of Campus will be closed if you are trying to pass through.

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