Understatement

Tennessee teachers stage fake gunman attack. “Staged assault on 6th-graders unfolds on school trip; parents not amused” (MSNBC)

During the last night of the trip, staff members convinced the 69 students that there was a gunman on the loose. They were told to lie on the floor or hide underneath tables and stay quiet. A teacher, disguised in a hooded sweat shirt, even pulled on a locked door.

After the lights went out, about 20 kids started to cry, 11-year-old Shay Naylor said.

“I was like, ‘Oh My God,’ ” she said. “At first I thought I was going to die. We flipped out.”

Principal Catherine Stephens declined to say whether the staff members involved would face disciplinary action, but said the situation “involved poor judgment.”

Poor judgement is choosing the roast chicken over the ribeye steak when you’re out with the folks and they’re paying. Poor judgement is eating that second bear claw. Poor judgement is wearing a paisley shirt. Etc and so on.

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