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  •  A drill (13+ / 0-)

    is only a drill, if people are aware of the fact there is going to be a drill before hand.  I work in Public Safety, and we have lots of preparedness exercises.  As a matter of safety, you never do it without everyone involved fully understanding what is about to happen.

    As others have noted, this could have easily ended tragically.  The lack of judgement is astounding.  I am not even sure of the legality of this.  Even firing blanks can do hearing damage.

    •  I'm sure it's quite illegal. The principal could (10+ / 0-)

      not consent to this, as it was a crime.

      ORS 166.190 Pointing firearm at another; courts having jurisdiction over offense. Any person over the age of 12 years who, with or without malice, purposely points or aims any loaded or empty pistol, gun, revolver or other firearm, at or toward any other person within range of the firearm, except in self-defense, shall be fined upon conviction in any sum not less than $10 nor more than $500, or be imprisoned in the county jail not less than 10 days nor more than six months, or both. Justice courts have jurisdiction concurrent with the circuit court of the trial of violations of this section. When any person is charged before a justice court with violation of this section, the court shall, upon motion of the district attorney, at any time before trial, act as a committing magistrate, and if probable cause be established, hold such person to the grand jury. [Formerly 163.320]

      You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!

      by Cartoon Peril on Wed May 01, 2013 at 01:25:57 PM PDT

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    •  Blanks can kill people though it has to be at (0+ / 0-)

      very close range.  That makes it assault with a deadly weapon as blanks are actually more deadly than a knife.

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Thu May 02, 2013 at 06:22:07 AM PDT

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