Monday, April 17, 2006

Worthington Elementary School; nuclear attack lockdown

I am amused by a California elementary school principal who mistakenly used the wrong emergency protocol during last week's immigration protests:
Principal Angie Marquez imposed the lockdown March 27 when nearly 40,000 middle and high school students across Southern California staged walkouts.

But Marquez, who did not return telephone calls for comment, apparently misread the district handbook and ordered the most restrictive lockdown — one reserved for nuclear attacks.
source - L.A. Times via Drudge [emphasis added]

As a result of the principal's use of the nuclear protocol, the bathrooms were locked down and students were forced to use buckets in the classroom in place of the restrooms.

If Al Gore runs for President in 2008, I fully expect him to use this story as proof that public schools are underfunded and cannot afford restrooms.

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