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Teenage Protest

Filed under: Education,Politics — Dangerous Dan @ 11:03 pm

Captain's Quarters and Michelle Malkin report on an incident in Seattle in which three speakers in favor of the Iraq war arrived at West Seattle High School to participate in a forum. They discovered this in the auditorium:

Three invited pro-military speakers were shocked last Friday when they arrived for a West Seattle High student assembly to confront a theater stage strewn with figures costumed as Iraqi men, women and children splashed with blood.

Stage right were students in orange Abu Ghraib-style prison jumpsuits, hoods over heads, pounding on plates with spoons. Next, a student dressed as a grieving Iraqi woman knelt near a bloody body while, over a microphone, a narrator wailed the story of civilians shot, kicked and beaten by American soldiers.

Ah, if this weren't disgraceful enough, the school district's PR person claimed that it didn't appear any teachers knew about it. Right. We're to believe that a group of students were just mysteriously missing from class, dressed up the stage, got into costume, were using the auditorium's lights and PA system, were making plenty of noise, and it all just managed to escape the notice of every adult in the building.

As Captain Ed notes, this is absurd and it appears the "play" was meant to be an ambush for the speakers and students as they entered the theatre. There are obviously teachers involved in this tasteless and tactless display, but don't expect to hear anything more about from the school district.

1 Comment »

  1. Another reason I am glad I left Seattle: the horrible climate. Oh, and the weather.

    Comment by Dan — 3/18/2005 @ 7:45 am

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