Taft Union High School Drill Becomes “Real Life” 122


Was the tragic January 10 shooting at Taft Union High School part of a drill that “went live”? This is the impression one gets when analyzing media reports of the incident, such as those from CNN correspondent Khung Lah.

Taft School District Superintendent Bill McDermott stated that on the morning of January 10 at 7:30AM PST Taft Union High School staff participated in “lockdown training.” The public school, located roughly two hours northwest of Los Angeles, encompasses grades nine through 12 with about 935 students and 64 faculty members.[1]

According to CNN, just one hour after a routine school lockdown drill, a student armed with a 12-gauge shotgun opened fire, seriously injuring another student who was taken to hospital in critical condition.

In a January 10 exchange between CNN’s Anderson Cooper and correspondent Kyung Lah, the latter reveals how the incident arose from a drill that went live minutes later.

Kyung Lah: Another thing that they’re also crediting are drills. The school, Anderson, just this morning, had a drill as to what to do if a shooter was in the school, a drill that became real life just an hour later.

Lah’s observation of the peculiar coincidence was left undeveloped by program host Anderson Cooper, who immediately steered the reporter in a direction more supportive of the overt storyline.

Cooper: Do we know what the teachers, the administrators said to the student to get him to disarm? And also, do we know what the motive of targeting these – like why there was, you know, allegedly this hit list or why he might have targeted these particular students?

Are there historical precedents to such events? Is the US government involved in cultivating terrorist acts? Meticulous researchers and political analysts place beyond question that major terrorist incidents including 9/11 and the London 7/7/05 bombings arose from one or more terror training drills that had the potential to suddenly “go live.” In such instances the only ingredient is the insertion of real bullets or incendiary devices.

In his landmark study, 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in the USA Webster Tarpley explains how public terror events can arise from such government drill exercises proceeding alongside and/or in direct association with the unfolding event. For example, when the September 11 terror attacks took place no fewer than 15 governmental and military drill exercises were occurring simultaneously.

“The principle directly at stake here,” Tarpley observes,

is that state terrorists wishing to conduct an illegal terror operation often find it highly advantageous to conduit or bootleg that illegal operation through the government military/security bureaucracy with the help of an exercise or drill that closely resembles or mimics the illegal operation. Once the entire apparatus is set up, it is only necessary to make apparently small changes to have the exercise go live, and turn into a real hecatomb … A drill simulating a terror attack provides the greatest possible camouflage of the criminal intent of the perpetrators and allows the terror attack to occur through minor departures from the scenario script. All these drills try to be as realistic as possible. But the greatest realism is the actual terror attack.[3]

Such apparent subterfuge has become a common feature of terror attacks. Evidence also emerged that during the July 2011 Oslo Norway attacks anti-terror drills were being carried out beforehand when a bomb was detonated in or near the building where the Prime Minister’s office is located. Yet the public only found out what was happening when they began hearing explosions nearby. According to a report in Aftenposten:

Armed police were seen in the area around the opera house in Oslo, and violent explosions could be heard over large parts of the city. No one knew that this was all a matter of practice. The Information Section of the Oslo police deeply regrets that the public was not made aware of the seemingly dramatic exercise….It was the emergency squad, the national police special unit against terrorism, which was conducting a drill in the cordoned off area at Bjørvika pier …. The exercise followed a familiar pattern for all anti-terror forces around the world: The men lowered themselves down from the ceiling and through the window that had just been blown out, while they fired their weapons.

Along these lines following the London 7/7/05 subway bombings Peter Power of Visor Consultants told the BBC that his firm was carrying out an exercise to monitor explosions going off in the same stations of the London underground at times identical to when the real explosions occurred.[4]

At Taft Union, Kero County Sheriff Donny Youngblood explained shortly after the January 10 shooting how the Federal Bureau of Investigation was present throughout the event.

They’re here really to see—to make sure this really isn’t a federal incident. And they’re here to really observe and—and—I mean this is—we knew this was going to get national attention and, uh, our local FBI stepped in and I asked them to stick around because we—they can learn if we have another event down the road of any kind where we use the FBI. We work hand-in-hand. This county has the best interaction with law enforcement agencies probably anywhere in the country, and we want to keep it that way and that’s part of the reason you saw them here.[5]

During many “live shooter drills” professionally trained actors often work in association with federal and state authorities to make the drill look as life-like as possible. For example, according to the Crisis Actors website, in such a mall shooting drill

actors can play the part of the shooters, mall employees, shoppers in the mall, shoppers who continue to arrive at the mall, media reporters and others rushing to the mall, and persons in motor vehicles around the mall … Crisis Actors can also play the role of citizens calling 911 or mall management, or posting comments on social media websites. During the exercise, the producers use two-way radio to co-direct the Crisis Actors team from the mall dispatch center and at actors’ locations.[6]

In other words, throughout such events actors are strategically deployed and manipulated to control the entire situation. In the event that a drill potentially “goes live,” these actors are poised to play decisive roles in determining how such an incident will be presented to news media and the broader public.

It is now confirmed that the FBI is a principal force behind would be terrorist events to perpetuate the “war on terror.” The agency is known for finding impressionable individuals and “assisting and encouraging” them toward committing crimes, including acts of violence.[6]

Suspected shooter Bryan Oliver, a 16-year old now being tried as an adult for the incident, had a reputation for unpredictable behavior and was expelled for several days after threatening student peers. Angela Hayden, whose 16-year-old daughter attends Taft, claimed Oliver threatened to kill her daughter and other students last year while on a field trip to Universal Studios.

“He was telling everyone that he had a list of people who messed with him over the years and that he was going to kill them,” Hayden told the Los Angeles Times. “Everybody knew about this kid.”[7]

The December 14 Newtown Connecticut school shooting included features arguably similar to an “active shooter drill” which, following from the above, is not to suggest that the event did not take place. For example, were “actors” observed fleeing the scene and being apprehended by police outside the school? The identities of these individuals cannot be confirmed as they were not heard from again, the media largely failed to follow up on the suspects, and their identities remain undisclosed by law enforcement.[8]

Further, in the event’s aftermath separate media interviews reveal the seemingly contradictory accounts of parents and residents who in many instances simply cannot seem to get their stories straight.

To date there has been absolutely no video footage or photographic evidence released that would have in all probability been captured on the Sandy Hook School’s new security surveillance system confirming exactly how the incident transpired. Also, the press has been forbidden entry to the grounds despite the fact that law enforcement authorities have repeatedly confirmed Adam Lanza as the sole perpetrator of the mass shooting.

In the event that government authorities may be involved in coordinating “active shooter drills” that have the potential to unexpectedly “go live” one thing is certain: no public spaces remain safe for children or the broader citizenry.


[1] RNN Staff. “Victim Expected to Recover After Suspect Opens Fire in CA Classroom,” WISTV.com, January 10, 2013.

[2] CNN, Anderson Cooper 360 Transcripts, January 10, 2013.

[3] Webster Griffin Tarpley, 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA, 4th Edition, Joshua Tree CA: Progressive Press, 2007, xi.

[4] Webster Griffin Tarpley, “Norway Terror Attacks a False Flag; More Than One Shooter on Island,” tarpley.net, July 24, 2011.

[5] ABC23, Student, “Teacher Shot at Taft High School, [accompanying press conference on video]” January 10, 2013.

[6] Project Censored, “FBI Agents Responsible for Majority of Terrorist Plots in the United States,” October 10, 2012.

[7] “Authorities Probe Whether Taft High Shooter Threatened Students,” Los Angeles Times, January 10, 2013.

[8] Connecticut State Police Lieutenant J. Paul Vance now asserts that a man police chased into and apprehended in the wooded area by the school’s gymnasium was merely there “chopping wood.” Tim Brown, “Clearing Up a Few Loose Ends in the Sandy Hook Shooting,” Freedom Outpost, January 10.


    • h/t Erk , comment at above link –

      ‘… The mock disaster training exercise is being done with Scioto County first responders and the Ohio Army National Guard 52nd Civil Support Unit.
      “It’s the reality of the world we live in,” says Portsmouth Police Chief Bill Raisin. “Don’t forget there is such a thing as domestic terrorism. This helps us all be prepared.”
      The make-believe scenario is timely. Two school employees who are disgruntled over the government’s interpretation of the Second Amendment, plot to use chemical, biological and radiological agents against members of the local community.’


  1. SANDY HOOK AND THE ST ROSE PRESCHOOL DRILL…. No wonder Anderson Cooper looks so scared…..

    Update as of 1:34 pm EST: The footage in question that aired LIVE on CNN the morning of the shooting has been identified by theintelhub.com as what appears to be a simultaneous “active-shooter drill” conducted at the St. Rose Pre School school 1.4 miles away from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut.

    Here’s the scoop: http://theintelhub.com/2013/01/19/sandy-hook-smoking-gun-revealed-factions-of-government-law-enforcement-and-mainstream-media-including-anderson-cooper-engaged-in-treason-against-the-united-states-and-its-citizens/

  2. In google Earth, a quick visit to Taft, University, the “spoor” of masonic design is EVERYWHERE around Taft, it’s littered with the designs, true hubris.

  3. I graduated from FAU about 14 years ago. I am so glad to see that things and teachers have changed at that institution! I only wish I could come back and take more classes with the new and improved attitudes. I hope that donors will stand up and take notice of what is going on over at FAU and give lots of money in support of this new breed of teachers that encourage students to THINK!

  4. “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”
    -William Casey, CIA Director, first White House cabinet meeting discussing Iran-Contra by Reagan/Bush Sr in 1981

  5. Lynne0312, thank you so much for the footage! It opens up a whole ‘nother area of inquiry. The footage may or may not be related to the bomb threat at the church but those police charging St. Rose of Lima School may very well have been aware of a connection to Sandy Hook School BECAUSE St. Rose of Lima School is where his mom placed Adam when she took him out of Sandy Hook. AND St. Rose of Lima School has its dark side, to say the least.

    To further add to the connection see the very short excerpt below. Please see my full quotations from articles in the comments under Prof. Tracy’s Jan. 10th Infowars interview posting. Here is the link: http://memoryholeblog.com/2013/01/15/january-10-infowars-nightly-news-wrob-dew/#comment-4244

    BTW, in light of this, isn’t it amazing that a helicopter just happened to be at the OTHER school ready to videotape this OTHER raid–live as it happened?

    From the Wayne Madsen Report:

    “WMR has followed up on leads that Adam Lanza, the suspected killer of 26 people, including twenty 6- and 7-year old children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, may have been victimized at a young age by pedophile abusers.

    “St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church is in Newtown, where the Lanzas attended church and where Adam Lanza attended parochial school as a young boy,

    [then WMR details the history of a priest at the school who was a convicted, serial child abuser.]

    “Was Adam Lanza abused between 1998 and 2000 by St. Rose of Lima priest _________[the name is at WMR website]? Lanza would have been 6 years old in 1998, the same age as many of his young victims.
    …The fact that Lanza may have suffered from autism would have made him a particularly attractive abuse target for pedophile priests.”

  6. It could be possible that the NRA has been hijacked and is no longer autonomous and is being used to help subvert its own members. This would explain that rediculous video.

  7. The news media coverage and representations of the good Dr. (he was said to be a psychologist) “Eugenics” Eugene Rosen’s story leaves some unanswered questions such as:

    Who are the children? What are their names?
    Who are the childrens’ parents? What are their names? Why haven’t any of the parents come forward to make a public statement supporting Rosen’s story?

    Who is the bus driver? What is their name? Why hasn’t the bus driver come forward to make a stament supporting Rosen’s story?

    Why haven’t mainstream news media followed up on any of this?

    Why are we expected to accept one emotionally unstable man’s account of events as fact without any other witness testemony to support it?

    • If you google Jesse Lewis name. His mother tells a story about showing up at the firehouse and someone telliing her there are some kids over at someones house , so she ran over to the house and her son wasn’t there. She could be the women who’s face was frozen. Oh, her name is Scarlett Lewis. She also says she went inside Sandy Hook and collected glass(shot out glass all over) as some type of remembrance of her son.

    • He said the bus driver let the kids off in front of his house. I’m under the impression that in CT school bus drivers are forbidden by law to release children that age to anyone other than the kids parent. I’m not certain, as my own are way past school age, so can anyone confirm or correct that impression?

      • Were the kids on a bus or did they run away from the school? If they were at one point on the bus it doesn’t make sense. Why were students on a bus when school was already in session? Was the bus coming from or going to the school. Was the bus driver a female or male? If a female who was the male speaking harshly to the children? Why WOULD the bus driver let the kids off the bus and abandon them or allow them to go unattended into this mans house when there has just been a massacre with possible suspects still at large and then just leave? Who is this bus driver. It shouldn’t be too difficult to identify this person. Why haven’t news media followed up on any leads to confirm Rosen’s story? Why hasn’t this bus driver come forward to confirm Rosen’s story and to offer their own account of events? Why are investigative journalists using their forums to mock and vilianizing anyone who doesn’t accept ONE emotionally distraught man’s flawed account of events as facts rather than actively working to fill in these gaps?

  8. i forget which comment i read, but it led me to watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft6IUKpcQdo At 1:37 a psychiatrist is shown from the Child Mind Institute. There may or may not be interesting connections, but Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz is the president; he was also the President of The Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, a facility of the New York State Office of Mental Health. Is this the same Nathan Kline written about in the book ”Journey Into Madness…”? An excerpt from a review on Amazon states, “…He writes of the work of the American psychiatrist Nathan Kline (sp?) with the CIA in Haiti. This details their search for a drug they (doctors & the CIA) could use to control people – turn them into zombies. It mentions, coincidentally, the secret and not-so-secret primate and human experiments occurring at the New York State Psychiatric Institute…”.
    I didn’t have more time to search further connections, but it might be interesting to see if their are any links to the aurora shooting. Does N. Kline have any ties to Sandy Hook?
    If I find anything further i’ll post it…

    • Good work. Not saying ‘actors’ wouldn’t be a useful ingredient in the mix, but there’s certainly a lot of ‘Green(e)’.

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