Friday, March 02, 2007

Auntie Em! Uncle Henry! I'm an idiot!!!

Tragedy struck yesterday afternoon, as a tornado ripped through the high school at Enterprise, Alabama. Several students died when the roof of the auditorium/gymnasium when the students were gathered for safety collasped on top of them.


You have got to be shitting me! What the fuck kind of school herds kids into a gymnasium or auditorium for "safety" during a tornado? That area is second only to doublewide trailers as THE WORST POSSIBLE PLACE to be during a tornado.

What the fuck kind of school administration IS this? Interior hallways, no windows, bathrooms, lockerrooms, etc are where you should go.

We had tornado drills as children where we lined up in the hallways, sat down, and covered our heads with text books.

I mean, I KNOW that Alabama is like 50th in education-- but wow. Really???


At 11:41 AM, Blogger Donnie said...

I used to have those tornado drills too....into the hall, kneel facing the wall, and cover your head with whatever you had (books, bookbag, smaller neighbor). Jeeze, if you're going to herd them all into the gym you might as well just let them wander outside.

At 2:17 PM, Blogger Kevin said...

It would be laughable ... if it wasn't so tragic.

Tragedy + TIME = Comedy.

It's still too soon.


At 6:50 PM, Blogger Lewis said...

Not the first time that utterly fucked up silly decisions have been made down that way....Katrina?

At 8:52 PM, Blogger patrick said...

I'm originally from Bama, and I think, now it's said that the kids that died were actually in a hall way, still, it's no place to be in a tornado. You'd think by now, in the south, in Tornado ally, they'd built a big ass underground tornado shelter for school kids. It's awful. My niece was also sitting in a hallway yesterday in Georgia and it's really awful. It's not laughable at all!!!


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