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The Catholic Charities of Omaha where concerned about active shooters at a new facility that they opened because it had a shelter for victims of domestic violence. A reasonable concern. But in an almost sitcom fashion, the reasonable concerns coalesced into a clown show that it is nearly miraculous that nobody was killed.
The great minds who run that operation had hired someone to stage an active shooter drill, complete with a man in a hoodie firing blanks and “victims” lying on the ground with with fake bloody wounds.
But Catholic Charities’ managers didn’t tell any of their employees it was going to happen.
When the time came to choose someone to conduct the “drill,” Catholic Charities hired a self-described “citizen police officer” who also happens to be an alleged abuser of young women as well as a child pornographer.
Not just the Catholic Charities employees but also not informed were the police or the 911 call center. So when the events started to play out, and the 911 call center started receiving frantic calls for help. Armed officers were dispatched – along with ambulance crews and you can imagine the chaos…It’s amazing that this didn’t take a tragic turn…
Catholic Charities of Omaha Executive Director Denise Bartels, totally unencumbered by the thought process and employing a mind-numbing lack of foresight, approved the un-announced drill…and ran it five days after the Buffalo supermarket shooting.
Some employees where so shaken by this experience that they have not been able to return to work. I imagine a massive lawsuit is the works for the callous disregard of worker safety this management team displayed. I don’t think I would work for a management group that organized an event like this.