Skip to comments.Man hunting coyote prompts Waukesha West H.S. lockdown(WI)
Posted on 05/23/2012 5:34:24 AM PDT by marktwain
WAUKESHA Waukesha West High School was put on lockdown Tuesday morning, May 22nd after Waukesha police got a report of a man with a gun.
As it turned out, there was a man with a .22 rifle in the area who was apparently hunting a coyote.
The school was on lockdown for just under a half-hour.
Officials say no one was hurt.
Or they could just send a couple cops out to see what he’s up to, instead of going through all the drama that makes national news to worry every parent in the nation. One of the consequences of 24/7 news is that everything becomes local news so people can panic as if the danger is next door. When this kind of story is “breaking news”, they rarely interrupt for more “breaking news” when it is discovered that the guy is a hunter.
How many of you human targets went out searching for the sniper, rather than passively acting as the outer sheep in the flock? If you wanted to get shot, then get shot doing something and not just standing there like herd animals waiting to be picked off by the predators. Seriously, painting a target on yourself and then waiting to get shot is the most un-American thing I’ve ever heard. We just don’t roll that way in the land of the free and home of the brave.
Pickup truck gun racks seem to have disappered here.Between the promtion of “guns are bad”,and thieves smashing the window ,gun owners are safer if no one knows they have a gun.
That is a unenforceable standard. Open carry is legal in Wisconsin. The schools should not go into lockdown every time someone exercizes their rights to carry a firearm.
You could as easily ask how the school officials know that each driver (whose vehicle is a very lethal weapon) that could easily have access to multiple unseen firearms, is not a nut job.
The only time some one is not at risk is when they are dead.
This is all about delegitimizing armed citizens.
“How many of you human targets went out searching for the sniper, rather than passively acting as the outer sheep in the flock?”
Plenty. Parents circulated in the area of the school prior to the start of the day and at dismissal. You obviously weren’t there and therefore no nothing about that incident or the concerns (even after a student was shot). “.. painting a target on yourself is the most un-American thing I’ve ever heard”. No, it isn’t. Not at all. Our community came together as AMERICANS and acted as a cohesive group. Parents were in cars and called the school/911 if they saw anything suspicious. However, parents that painted targets on themselves did this: we would have sacrificed ourselves OVER the life of one of our children. If you think that is un-American, then I pity you. Any decent parent would rather take a bullet than their child.
I had forgotten the child’s name. “On october 7, at 8:09 a.m. Iran Brown, aged 13, was shot as he arrived at the Benjamin Tasker Middle School in Bowie, Maryland.” He was shot exiting his Aunt’s car. He did survive the abdomen shot and later testified at the trial. The concept of the “human tunnel” was that children would exit the vehicle into a tunnel of adults. They would then be shorter and less of a target. The un-American concept was the protection of children.
Making a human tunnel to shield the children was admirable. Being melodramatic and painting targets on yourself was an over-the-top stunt. I realize that you live in an anti-self defense state and that affects your perception of the world, so being a brighter target is the only club in your bag. I was born in MD and I’m not sorry that we moved away when I was 7.
Of course I’m aware of the Beltway Sniper. It was on the news 24/7 nationwide where the government experts were telling you to look out for a white male, college educated, age 35-45, with a white van. When they caught the muslim and his “protege” in their Crown Vic or Caprice (I forget which), they didn’t talk about it much more, except to say that his religion had nothing to do with it.
“Being melodramatic and painting targets on yourself was an over the top stunt”.
I disagree. It made total sense to us at the time. They were snipers. One, possibly more. Anything to focus a scope on an adult rather than a child was done in order to protect them. It was not melodramatic. Granted, Chief Moose used his ultimate PC skills to allow the public to think it was white males and a white van. However, we knew fully well that any vehicle was suspect. “I’m aware of the Beltway sniper”. Of course you are. However, you are aware of the situation from your television. Most of the shootings occurred within a two mile radius of where our school sits and we live. Being in the situation is a whole lot different than sitting in Florida and judging Marylanders as “un-American”. Have a good day.