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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Inevitability redux.

Back in March I quoted a bit of The Daily Mash's spoof article on traumatising lessons inspired by the real life staged shooting 'role-play' lesson at a school in Evesham, Worcestershire. At the time I said that probably had already pencilled it in for a place in Seven Terrifying Lessons Your Child May Be Taught In A British School, and then promptly forgot all about it. In my inbox today was an email from a rellie back in the UK who, knowing I have a chuckle about this sort of thing, sent me this link to a Cracked article titled, '8 Real Grade Schools That Went Completely Insane'. From #7 on their list:
Sometime around March this year, children ages 10 to 13 at the Blackminster Middle School in Evesham were rushed into the playground for what they assumed was a fire drill, when a masked gunman appeared out of nowhere and "shot dead" a popular science teacher.
Well, I wasn't far off. Incidentally, British schools are also at numbers 4, 3 and 1 on the list, meaning that they outnumbered the combined efforts of the USA and Australia's sole entry (#5 - locking up the special needs kids in a pen) by two to one.

Kind of makes you proud, doesn't it?
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