Giving “summer escapism” a whole new meaning, a new camp in Jefferson, AL, will include a session for kids on what to do if they encounter an active shooter.
According to this piece by Carol Robinson on the blog AL.com, the five-day camp “Prepared, Not Scared” will be run by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office. Fifth- through seventh-graders will learn some traditional skills — how to make a fire, build a shelter — along with the more modern day skills of what to do when shot at, and how to escape a rampaging madman. The post quotes one instructor saying, “Everyone should have personal safety skills in today’s world.”
Agreed. But the skills to evade active shooters out to massacre fifth-through-seventh graders? Isn’t that giving a little too much heft to the idea we are surrounded by crazies?
Crazies who don’t run camps, I mean? – L.
Welcome, diabolical school rampage re-enacters! Er…campers!