“If you say it’s just a drill, would you move as quickly?”

by Walter Olson on October 26, 2011

Just when you think the school-locker-search genre has exhausted its outrage potential, comes this: Wolcott, Ct., school authorities falsely informed students over the intercom that a menacing intruder was loose in the school and that everyone needed to go into lockdown mode. Actually, it was an excuse to search lockers for drugs. (None were found.) One possible lesson? “If you say something important to teenagers and you want them to trust you, it’s better not to lie.” [Rick Green, Hartford Courant via Scott Greenfield]