Not only is this exercise patently offensive to the many people who have sensibly opted out of the moral and intellectual cesspools that are public schools today. This is also part of the continuing story of government officials’ steadfast refusal to acknowledge the real source of what is by far the largest and most lethal terrorist threat today (they don’t dare have an exercise against a threat from some Islamic jihad group, although that is actually a much more likely scenario than the one they came up with), and (since officials tend to equate homeschooling with Christian fundamentalism, although the two don’t necessarily go together at all) of the American intelligentsia’s persistent tendency to regard Christian fundamentalism as more dangerous than Islamic radicalism, despite the fact that there is no global Christian fundamentalist network of violent groups, and Christian preachers don’t tell their followers to make war and kill unbelievers. From WND, with thanks to Raymond:
In a federally funded exercise to prepare emergency responders for a terrorist attack, a Michigan county concocted a scenario in which public-school children were threated by a fictitious radical group that believes everyone should be homeschooled.
The made-up group was called Wackos Against Schools and Education.
The exercise in Muskegon, Mich., yesterday simulated a situation in which a bomb on board a bus full of children knocks the vehicle on its side and fills the passenger compartment with smoke.
UPDATE: JS points out that the WND story above doesn’t have the full quote from the government materials. He sends me to Michelle Malkin at TownHall, who does:
“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.”