Saturday, March 01, 2008

California School Locked Down

SWAT teams were sent to Blair International Baccalaureate School shortly before 9:30 a.m. after a student reported seeing someone walking on campus with a gun in his waistband.

As a precaution, all 1,200 students were confined to classrooms for hours as police searched the campus, formerly called Blair High School, "looking room by room, hallway by hallway, bush by bush," police Lt. Tom Pederson said.

So far, so good. But is it just me, or does this seem a bit excessive?

Students were individually searched, then taken in small groups to a gymnasium, walking with hands on their heads. (emphasis mine)

I'm sure some law enforcement officer can explain why it's necessary to treat all the students like criminals and to humiliate them with this forced submissiveness, but it had better be a darned good explanation if they think I'm going to buy it.

Via Fox

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