Three years ago, terrorists took over a school in Beslan, Russia, and humiliated, starved, injured and killed hundreds of children. Have American schools learned the lessons of Beslan? Yesterday, twelve towns in New Jersey closed their schools, and 14,000 students stayed home, after receiving a threat that those schools would be “blown out” at 11:30 am yesterday morning. But that didn’t happen, the schools are open today, and those 14,000 children are back in class. If this is a real terrorist threat and not a prank, what is to stop the terrorists from blowing up the schools today instead of yesterday? Or one day in the coming weeks, without warning?
A few days ago, the sheriff’s office in Marion County, Florida released the images of postcards the school board and several high schools had received threatening buildings blown up, because of “jihad.” The school boards and high schools received them by 09-11, and the header on all the postcards read: “9-11? 10-10” Does that mean schools will be targeted for 09-11 type destruction on 10-10 (which falls on a Wednesday a few weeks from now)? They don’t know.
But the military has discovered videotape in Afghanistan in which al Qaeda terrorists practice the takeover of an American school. The military has found the floor plans of schools in Virginia, Texas, and New Jersey in the possession of captured terrorists in Iraq. And there are more indicators that school children are the terrorists’ next target.
With our ridiculous open borders, it is only a matter of time. That is why we homeschool.