I jinxed myself

@NJChicaa (110894)
United States
November 30, 2022 11:44am CST
Pretty much right after I posted that the suspension duty hadn’t been bad we had a lockdown. As per usual the students didn’t take it seriously. The door was unlocked and I don’t have a key. I freaked out. The principal didn’t say it was a drill. I actually pushed one girl away from the door and closer to the other students in the corner. Then I ran to the phone to tell the office the door was unlocked. After my 2nd call a secretary answered and calmly told me there was a key in the basket on the desk. Fine. I locked the door and tried to keep everyone quiet. Ha. Yeah right. I was furious. When they finally called it off they announced it was a drill. It would have been nice to know that. We are supposed to barricade the door with desks and whatever else we can move in the event of a true lockdown. But how are we supposed to know to actually do that? Wait until we hear gun shots? I was happy to get out of here after that to go tanning. This place makes me nuts.
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@kaylachan (41633)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
30 Nov
I think by not saying it's a drill, it's hoping that you act as if it is real. As you said, you nor the students know the difference between drills and the real thing. Hell, we were never told when we were having a fire drill or a tornado drill. The fire alarm would sound, or we would be told of a tornado warning (warning signs of the real thing) so we knew how to act. So, when the real thing (kinda) happened we knew what to do. When I was in 8th grade, a t.v. broke and produced smoke, which later set off the fire alarm. Our principal was a bit confused (because he hadn't ordered a fire drill) so it got cleared up when I explained what happened. no one was hurt, but since we were never told it was a drill until after the fact, we acted as if it were real and took it more seriously when something did happen and no one was hurt.
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@dfollin (23465)
• United States
30 Nov
I agree act like it's real not a drill at all times.
@NJChicaa (110894)
• United States
30 Nov
the thing is that we do them so often that the students don't take them seriously
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@dfollin (23465)
• United States
30 Nov
That's too bad you were misinformed. They need to be honest. But maybe they were testing you all. I don't understand what's the lockdown for?
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@NJChicaa (110894)
• United States
30 Nov
in the event of an active shooter situation
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@TheSojourner (62536)
• United States
30 Nov
In these cases, I believe the entire teaching staff needs to be informed ahead of time that it's a drill. You don't have to let the students know until after the fact, but the teachers need to know.
@NJChicaa (110894)
• United States
30 Nov
I agree
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@kobesbuddy (160283)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Nov
The entire teacher's staff should be informed, whenever there's going to be a drill. Then, if the actual thing possibly occurs, you will know for sure and respond accordingly. You weren't even informed about the key, where it was located! Are they being stupid or what?
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@RubyHawk (82170)
• Atlanta, Georgia
1 Dec
Seems like during practice the lockdown would be carried out as if it was a true lockdown.
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@NJChicaa (110894)
• United States
1 Dec
It is done too often
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@RubyHawk (82170)
• Atlanta, Georgia
1 Dec
@NJChicaa It’s unthinkable that anyone would harm school children but it does happen.
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@Isha13 (1618)
30 Nov
Should change the place
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