Friday, March 11, 2005

WATCHED LOCAL TV NEWS TONIGHT. The courthouse shooting in Atlanta got a lot of coverage. Atlanta is under lockdown. Courthouse buildings and nearby buildings are locked down. The Atlanta Journal Constitution office was under lockdown for a while.

Locally, whenever a someone stubs a toe in a school two things happen: grief counselors are called and the school is locked down. There's no deeper concern the assistant vice-principal for students whose names end in consonants can show than to reassure a TV camera that the school is "operating under lockdown conditions." I think it goes on resumes... Helped raise graduation rates, oversaw seven lockdowns...

It used to be, "Prisoner escapes, students/office workers kept inside school during recess/lunch." Now it's: LOCKDOWN! Stay tuned to channel 9 for continuing coverage.