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Losing Hearts and Minds

I was thinking about doing a comic about this, but eventually passed. I still wanted to link to the story in case you haven't heard about it. It's one of those where a mere recitation of the facts is enough to blow your mind. A high school in San Diego wanted to teach kids that drunk driving is wrong.
...a uniformed police officer had informed 20 classrooms that several students had been killed in car crashes over the weekend...

After hours of students' hysteria and uncontrollable weeping in the hallways, chaos broke out after officials revealed that the deaths were all staged. "They were traumatized, but we wanted them to be traumatized," a guidance counselor who organized the exercise told the Associated Press, "That's how they get the message."

(continued at Alternet.)
Should they be hit with exercises like this when they are younger? It would really leave a good mental scar--I mean, impression. What other illegal/immoral activities could we discourage in this way? Extra points for inducing massive emotional trauma in children.
07.03.2008 |