Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Homeschool Terrorists

Michelle Malkin reports that a public school in Michigan has instituted a drill to prepare for terrorist attacks. Not a bad idea, you say? Except for the fact that the attackers are from a fictitious homeschool group called "Wackos Against Schools and Education":

"The exercise will simulate an attack by a fictitious radical group called Wackos Against Schools and Education who believe everyone should be homeschooled. Under the scenario, a bomb is placed on the bus and is detonated while the bus is traveling on Durham, causing the bus to land on its side and fill with smoke."
My guess is this started as a joke somewhere in the bureaucracy and -- as is typical in such groupthink situations -- no one ever came to their senses and considered the broader moral implications of equating homeschoolers with terrorists. I am not sure if that makes the story more depressing or less.

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