“The Code Red drill is insane,” said Luz Sandoval, Rodriguez’s mother.
His mother worries about the emotional toll these drills have taken on him and his friends. They’ve taken part in five this school year already.
I am not a parent, but I understand the need for parents to shield kids from bad stuff. But one thing is covering their eyes when they are toddlers and you are driving by a multiple car accident with bodies on the ground. But to deny them preparation and training on what to do for when bad things happen because it may hurt their feelings, it is not only stupid and insane but grossly irresponsible. As a parent, you are the mental equivalent of a vaxxer.
We have now a full generation of people who not only do not know basic First Aid, but won’t even call 911 because that would mean interrupt the video they are taking to upload later on YouTube or WorldStar or once and tragically again, do not want to be involved.
And there is also the gnawing suspicious that the opposition to drills have nothing to do with keeping Junior’s psyche intact but more a political maneuver since you don’t hear the same complains about fire drills an other safety preparations.