"My Town and Yours" Thoughts and Observations of Mark Lange
by Mark Lange,posted Nov 1 2013 5:17AM
While the arrest of a Vincennes man for impersonating a police office near the Vincennes campus and his detainment at Tecumseh-Harrison Elementary School yesterday turned out OK for the schools, there was a positive. The events allowed two important community organizations to test their lock-down procedures under real conditions. Few today believe "It can't happen here." It happens in small town after small town as well as the big cities we have been believed were the harbors of trouble.
At least to an outsider, the two incidents allowed fast and seemingly correct actions by VU and the Vincennes Community Schools. While real world incidents are not what either group wanted, real world situations beat a table-top expercise to check their systems every thime.