EEEK! A Student with a Shovel! Summon the Gestapo!

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

February 15, 2013

Classrooms in Meridian, Idaho went into full ?prison mode? after a student brought a folding shovel to Heritage Middle School, prompting the school?s ?resource officer? to call for a full lockdown.

Deputy Chief Tracy Basterrechea told KTVB news that the youngster had been seen ?jogging out of the school, then back into the school with what [staff members thought] was an axe.? After the ?resource officer? called for a lockdown, police arrived ?seconds? later, set up a perimeter, and deployed ?search teams? to confront the ?suspect? ? an innocent teen who had brought the shovel to serve as a prop in a classroom presentation. Meanwhile, students at four nearby schools were put into ?shelter in place? mode ? that is, they were confined to their classrooms until police at Heritage Middle School gave the all-clear.

All of this occurred, once again, because a junior high school student brought a shovel to school, and none of the purported adults on campus was blessed with the presence of mind to approach the kid and find out what he was doing.

This incident did teach students a useful lesson ? namely, that for operatives of the Homeland Security State, the default setting is overkill.  

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free. 

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