School District Apologizing After Audio of Parkland School Shooting Used During Tribute

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WRIGHT TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- School officials at Crestwood are apologizing after audio clips of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida were played Wednesday during a tribute to the victims of that massacre.

Parents and students were upset when they heard it.

"I do know for a fact that there were 12 year olds in the school who were exposed to that. My child was not here but there are kids who were exposed to that without their parents' knowledge," said parent Kelly Vandenberg.

The superintendent put out an apology on Twitter and took responsibility for the audio being played.

An email from the district says that audio was played by students as part of their tribute here in Luzerne County.


  • Adalagarzi Rhay

    This is absolutely insane. There’s not a word that I can use to describe the magnitude of this depravity that hasn’t been diluted through overuse. Who thought this was a good idea? WHY would anyone think this is a good idea?

    For solidarity, we’re going to play audio of killings in a school atmosphere? I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but the only reason anyone would play this is if they WANTED kids to get scared.

    • Am Light

      It is as I have discussed with many people. This protest was not organized by students. The people who benefit the most from playing an audio recording of a massacre wouldn’t have been children. It’s the adults who now have hundreds of terrified kids on their hands that can manipulate them to their own designs. It’s depraved, yes, but more than depraved, it’s sinister.

  • Peter Andrew

    Modern Educated man just doesn’t seem to be up to the job of being what he ought to be. Aren’t Teachers supposed to be able to think things out in advance using common sense and logic and virtue.

  • Emma Hogg

    This scenario is comparable to having children go on an extended camping trip into the mountains and having them listen to the audio of Timothy Treadwell and his girlfriend being literally eaten by a grizzly bear. “We’re going to have fun, kids, but you need to know that this could happen at any time….”

    Schools are scary enough with the level of peer pressure and social expectations that they face every day without being told at impressionable ages that they are not safe, anywhere. Are the schools telling children that they are more likely to be struck by lightning than killed in a school shooting? Are teachers preparing children to drive by telling them how many teens die on the roads in Pennsylvania? Of course not. Those facts wouldn’t fuel the liberal agenda.

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