In the 1950s, under the halo of A-bombs and the onset of the Cold War, a heightened sense of self-preservation gripped schools across the country. Drills in man-made as well as natural disaster preparedness were as common as rock'n'roll and soda fountains. In the 1990s, a new wave of hysteria and paranoia arrived and once again schools became ground zero for a nation in fear. A typical show-and-tell session could just as likely feature a favorite assault weapon as it... More >>>