I’m pretty sure that there are better responses to school shooters than lockdowns. Shooting them in the face with your legally carried concealed handgun has always been my favorite method, but for some unknown reason it’s not allowed. But if all you’ve got to deal with a possible roving madman with a gun is a locked door, then close the door and lock it. This is a no-brainer. Unless you are a teacher for Purdue University.
A surreal scene unfolded around noon on Tuesday. As a gunman shot an instructor at point-blank range in front of a classroom of students, some Purdue professors continued to teach class as if nothing was amiss, ignoring students’ pleas to lock the doors and turn off the lights.
“I’ll have the TA tackle him if he comes in,” joked Professor Rebecca Trax, according to Sami Menard, a student in her 12:00 Introduction to Accounting class.
Trax may very well have been describing the scene that unfolded in the Electrical Engineering building, where a TA was killed.
Look fuckwit, if some douche is planning on murdering my ass, you can bet that I’m going to close the door, lock it, and look for weapons to use to beat his face in if he breaks through the door. And I’m not going to ask your permission to do it.
This brings me to the point that absolutely mystifies me.
Students also reported that many other professors and instructors made no adjustments. The indifference was not unique to one department or building. Professors teaching in the Physics, University, and Armstrong buildings paid no heed to the warnings. Many students felt unsafe and wanted to leave, but felt they could not because of the shelter-in-place protocol.
If your teacher is not locking the door, get off your fat ass and lock it yourself. Every person sitting in that class (bar the occasional child prodigy) is an adult. Yet instead of getting up and making the right things happen, they allowed a teacher to tell them to do something stupid. And then they had the temerity to bitch about it later. NEWSFLASH: If you did something stupid because someone else told you to do something stupid, who is the stupid person? YOU ARE.
Get off your fat ass and do it yourself. How many problems would be solved if more people would just follow that simple idea. But no, they’ve been socialized to be good little automatons and follow stupid instructions from stupid people. It’s almost as if this was the result that the schools wanted, people too dumb to be able to see their own best interest and act in it. Because let’s face it, if people are too stupid to get off their asses, close the door, and lock in before a gunman comes and murders them, then they’re stupid enough to do anything. Like vote for Obama a second time.
Perhaps this video will help you. Feel free to share it on Facebook, Twitter, wherever. You never know who will see it and say “Oh, damn! He’s right! I am an adult and responsible for my own safety! And I can even get off my fat ass and do it myself!” Stranger things have happened. (Language Warning)
Update: I corrected my incorrect spelling of Purdue University.