Shingle Springs, California
March 23, 2011 11:45am CST
I read this in this morning's paper: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2014573550_japanschoolweb23.html?syndication=rss After the Japanese earthquake, in which 10 of the school's teachers were killed, the remaining teachers walked the students out to the playground so that they wouldn't be hit by any falling debris. Some 45 minutes later the tsunami washed most of them away. How sad. And how preventable. If they had used that 45 minutes to move everybody to higher ground, probably all or most of them would have survived. Hopefully the Japanese, and everybody subject to the possibility of tsunamis will go back to the drawing board, and come up with a better safety plan.