Our Nanny State Ninny Award for March goes to the Peel District School Board. Students at four Peel Region schools were looking forward to trips to Europe this year until the school board cancelled those excursions due to safety concerns about terrorism.
The destinations included terrorist hotspots like the Czech Republic, Italy and Austria.
You can’t be too careful and the school board has a moral and legal obligation to protect the kids right?
Hey! If that’s the case, how about a moral and legal obligation to protect kids from educrat idiocy?
The odds of being killed in a terrorist attack on a plane are approximately 25 million to one so you’re about twice as likely to win the Lotto 6/49 than becoming an ISIS casualty.
If they checked actuary tables, they’d see terrorism is way down the list. Drowning in a bathtub is 685,000 to one, fatally slipping in the shower is 812,000 to 1 and dying in a car accident is 19,000 to 1.
Granted, your odds of dying in a terrorist attack are greater than from a coconut falling on your head but using school board logic, we should restrict kids from bathing, showering, and car travel given all the inherent risks.
And what’s the underlying message the school board is communicating vis-a-vis terrorism? That terrorists are winning because we’re changing our behaviour out of fear.
The cost of bubblewrap is $54 for two fifteen pound bundles. I get the feeling Peel District School Board is now ordering a container full of this stuff.