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Published: Monday, Dec. 16 2013 6:35 p.m. MST

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Country Lawyer
Falmouth, MA

So, Bubba's been down South fishin' the past few weeks, on vacation from his job washing dishes in the dining commons, and returns just in time to see this "active shooter" playacting like he's trying to kill people. Bubba doesn't know this, so it looks to him like the chance he's been waiting for, packing that concealed pistol under his work smock the past ten years. So he shoots and kills the active shooter in "self defense," expecting he's gonna be some kinda hero, but . . . . It can't be murder, but up here in Massachusetts it would be manslaughter. Out there, who knows? Maybe he gets off twice. One while shooting someone, and then for doing it.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

Years ago I remember reading about a 'police training' bank robbery during bank business hours when the bank was actually open. A civilian pulled out a gun and ordered the robber to cease. Then it had to be explained to him this was a training exercise.

I trust adequate warning has and will be given out at the time of this simulation so a similar thing doesn't happen then.

bricha
lehi, ut

Let's just hope that the innocent bystander takes the time to order the robber to cease, and doesn't just shoot.

I am sorry but doing these kind of things just don't seem all that smart, especially during finals week. The students are already stressed enough!

JimInSLC
Salt Lake City, UT

UVU students DO NOT go to campus on this day!

9/11/2001, there was a drill going on the same day.
UK subway bombing, there was a similar drill going on the same day.
Sandy Hook Shooting, there was a similar drill going on the same day.
Boston Marathon Bombing, there was a similar drill going on the same day.

"There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again." —President George W. Bush, Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002

UtahBruin
Saratoga Springs, UT

Wouldn't it be wise to maybe do this over Christmas break when the students are gone, and as one poster said, not when it is finals week and students are at their peak of pressure. This is all so lame, like this would really help in a real situation. Things change per the circumstance. In the military we train, in the field we brief as every situation is/was different.

Anti Bush-Obama
Chihuahua, 00

LAX was running drills 3 weeks before their shooting. Another elementary school in newtown was running a drill the day of sandy hook. The FBI was running a drill in the exactly where the Boston bombing happened, probably planting the bombs themselves. NORAD was running a drill on 9/11 of the exact same scenario that actually happened on 9/11 so they would stand down when the real attack was happening.

Drills always precede the real thing. I am confidant that the federal government will stage another mass shooting in an attempt to grab the guns within 3 weeks. Gun control is all over the mass media right now in an attempt to condition minds for the actual thing.

Anti Bush-Obama
Chihuahua, 00

JimInSLC

I'm glad I'm not the only one on this forum who is informed and awake.

Robroy
Murray, utah

Really, really dumb idea.

brainoncapitalist
Orem, UT

If this is a setup for a false flag attack at UVU, then they picked a poor place to do it. In Utah, people are allowed to carry firearms at the school so it (hopefully) will not be a gun free zone. You should be doing this anyway, but it might be a good idea to carry that day, just in case. :)

george of the jungle
goshen, UT

I don't get it. It's a joke, right. I still don't get it.

Lyle
Springville, UT

"She said the main concern has been that someone ignorant of the situation could wander into the building, especially if the person has a concealed weapon. However, she said, that is extremely unlikely."

Relevant to several comments. The simulation will be indoors, in a building carefully cleared of all non-participants. I am sure they are aware of the consequences of something extremely unlikely happening.

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