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Fire Drill

by | 9th, November 2004

‘AS Katharine Hepburn said: “Without discipline, there’s no life at all.” And her famous words are given added weight by news from the US of A.

Who can blame American students for routinely attending American schools while clad in full body armour and clutching assault rifles to their surgically-enhanced chests when at any moment their own armed forces can fire on them at will?

The US air force is investigating an incident in which an F-16 fighter on a training mission strafed a New Jersey school with non-explosive rounds of 20-mm ammunition.

Lieutenant Colonel Roberta Niedt said the F-16, which was assigned to the District of Columbia Air National Guard, was in the airspace of a New Jersey gunnery range when it accidentally discharged 25 training rounds.

”An undetermined number of rounds hit the Little Egg Harbor Township Intermediate School,” she said.

”The National Guard takes this situation very seriously,” she said. ”The safety of our people and the surrounding communities are our foremost concern.”

Quite.’



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