March 21, 2019

It's bad enough that active shooter drills are a thing, but some Indiana schools ramped up the sadism factor for teachers to eleven on a 1-10 scale.

According to an Indystar report, Monticello teachers were told to kneel down against a classroom wall before being sprayed across their backs with plastic pellets without warning. The Airsoft pellet guns used left them bruised and bleeding with welts. And that was just the physical effect!

“They told us, ‘This is what happens if you just cower and do nothing,’” said one of the two teachers, both of whom asked IndyStar not to be identified out of concern for their jobs. “They shot all of us across our backs. I was hit four times.

“It hurt so bad.”

Now they are looking to ban this kind of sadism from other training in the state.

A long thread posted to Twitter by the Indiana State Teachers' Association explains more about the psychological and physical torture they were subjected to:

What on earth did the sheriff hope to accomplish with this exercise in terror? How would this possibly help teachers help students?

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