Fake Terrorism Drill
This should win some kind of award for stupidity. Government officials in Carter County, Tenn. were settling down to their meeting about property taxes when armed intruders burst into the room, fired shots into the air, and proceeded to take hostages. "There will be no new taxes, everyone here is going to vote no," one intruder shouted. People panicked and rushed for cover. But no need. Turns out it was just a "drill" orchestrated by the local Emergency Management Director. Problem is, while the Director had told a few people there was going to be some kind of exercise, he hadn't warned anyone about the nature of it. Maybe it's just me, but I can't imagine that the Carter County tax board would be a high-priority target for terrorists in the first place. But in the unlikely event that it is, this drill has now guaranteed that no one will ever be sure if future situations are real or just pretend.
Imagine the results if they had been in Texas...or my home-state of Idaho...we're all packin'!Posted by Gee... on Tue Aug 10, 2004 at 05:29 PM
Geez. This is from my hometown.. Gah. See what kind of geographical oddity I live in. I can't believe this is on this site. I am a high school student, just wait till you see a story about our superintendent...Posted by Justin Williams in Elizabethton, Tennessee on Fri Aug 13, 2004 at 02:23 PM
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