What Are Kids Supposed to Do in 'Sandy Hook'-Situations?
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
December 17, 2012 5:16pm CST
After the 'Sandy Hook'-shootings (in Connecticut), women across the nation (at least in- & around-Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) were 'worried about their own children'---were compelled to hold their children close, as if a tornado were passing overhead. That bothered me, because I see us becoming a nation of scaredy-cats (in that--rather than deal with the problems that arise--we run & hide from them). So I want to find out (together, so we're all on the same page here) what kids should do when a troubled person attacks like in Sandy Hook. First things first, kids: be calm, and do whatever the gun-holder tells you to. Don't think of how to run away, don't think of how to save the day; don't think AT ALL! It's much the same way Muslims view Allah: he'll sustain you or squash you if he feels like it, so the best thing to do is to follow his commands; except with Allah you're doing it because he's Our Father, and with the disturbed-guy you're doing it because he's your brother ... and because there's always a bigger brother who will steer you both onto your right ways when he finds out about the trouble. What are some other good tips for the kids to follow in 'Sandy Hook'-situations?
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
17 Dec 12
Your reasoning might hold up in a hostage taking situation where some negotiation was involved and demands made,but this disturbed guy started off by killing his own Mother,then went to a school to shoot up classrooms of 7 year olds and their educators before ending himself..no demands made,no explanation given,and no Mercy shown..I see no use for tips in that situation..
• United States
20 Dec 12
It really depends on the situation. In the case in Connecticut, the shooter just started shooting and could not be reasoned with It's very difficult knowing how to react when something like that happens because it happened so quickly. But if you can react, I would say try to hide somewhere where there's not too many people and do not make a sound. The shooter might pass a room where there's no people seen rather than a room where there are people. But like I said, reacting to these situations is not easy because it's hard to predict when something like this happens.
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
20 Dec 12
No, he didn't terrorize them; they weren't 'afraid he was gonna come in there & shoot him,' and he didn't stay alive to take advantage of the 'terror' that all the women who heard about the incident felt about putting their little children into the 'shooting gallery' (I mean 'public school' )