Ugandan school found using bomb as bell



  • [quote user="Reuters"]KAMPALA (Reuters) - A mine
    awareness team in Uganda were horrified to find an unexploded bomb being
    used as a bell when they visited a school to teach children how to spot
    bombs, a local newspaper reported.


    The Anti-Mine Network organisation saw teachers banging the bomb
    with stones to call children to lessons in a 700-pupil school in a rural
    area, the Daily Monitor said.


    "Its head was still active, which means that if it is hit by a
    stronger force, it would explode instantly and cause untold destruction
    in the area," Wilson Bwambale, coordinator of the organisation, told the
    newspaper.


    Bwambale said they would explode it in a cordoned off area.


    The Ugandan military has fought two rebel insurgencies over the
    last two decades and mines and bombs still litter former battlefields
    around the country.


    This is the second bomb that the Anti-Mine Network have found in a
    Ugandan school in the last six months. Another was found being used by
    children at lunchtime as a toy and put away in a storeroom during
    lessons.[/quote]This was the second bomb is six months. Shouldn't they by now have taught the school teachers and children how to identify explosive devices?



  • If you live in Africa*, don't you grow up around bombs and guns?

     

    *) except for the very north and very south

     



  • @Zecc said:

    [quote user="Reuters"]KAMPALA (Reuters) - A mine
    awareness team in Uganda were horrified to find an unexploded bomb being
    used as a bell when they visited a school to teach children how to spot
    bombs, a local newspaper reported.


    The Anti-Mine Network organisation saw teachers banging the bomb
    with stones to call children to lessons in a 700-pupil school in a rural
    area, the Daily Monitor said.


    "Its head was still active, which means that if it is hit by a
    stronger force, it would explode instantly and cause untold destruction
    in the area," Wilson Bwambale, coordinator of the organisation, told the
    newspaper.


    Bwambale said they would explode it in a cordoned off area.


    The Ugandan military has fought two rebel insurgencies over the
    last two decades and mines and bombs still litter former battlefields
    around the country.


    This is the second bomb that the Anti-Mine Network have found in a
    Ugandan school in the last six months. Another was found being used by
    children at lunchtime as a toy and put away in a storeroom during
    lessons.

    This was the second bomb is six months. Shouldn't they by now have taught the school teachers and children how to identify explosive devices?

    [/quote]

    African leaders have much higher priorities, like corruption.

    @dhromed said:

    If you live in Africa*, don't you grow up around bombs and guns?

     

    *) except for the very north and very south

     

    Bombs, not really. Guns, yes. Electric fences and high walls, hells yes.



  • @The_Assimilator said:

    @Zecc said:

    [quote user="Reuters"]KAMPALA (Reuters) - A mine
    awareness team in Uganda were horrified to find an unexploded bomb being
    used as a bell when they visited a school to teach children how to spot
    bombs, a local newspaper reported.

    (...)

    This is the second bomb that the Anti-Mine Network have found in a
    Ugandan school in the last six months. Another was found being used by
    children at lunchtime as a toy and put away in a storeroom during
    lessons.

    This was the second bomb is six months. Shouldn't they by now have taught the school teachers and children how to identify explosive devices?

    African leaders have much higher priorities, like corruption.

    @dhromed said:

    If you live in Africa*, don't you grow up around bombs and guns?

     

    *) except for the very north and very south

     

    Bombs, not really. Guns, yes. Electric fences and high walls, hells yes.

    [/quote] 

     Actually bombs are common in middle-east shopping centers and in outdoor markets.

     



  • Shouldn't they by now have
    taught the school teachers and children how to identify explosive
    devices?

    A mine
    awareness team... visited a school to teach children how to spot
    bombs

    Isn't that exactly what they were working on doing?



  • @dhromed said:

    If you live in [b]America*[/b], don't you grow up around bombs and guns?

     

    *) [b]especially in[/b] the very north and very south

    FTFY



  • @frits said:

    @dhromed said:

    If you live in America*, don't you grow up around bombs and guns?

     

    *) especially in the very north and very south

    FTFY

    Meh, FTFY



  •  Sounds like a good bell to me. If people don't hear it, you keep banging it harder and harder and eventually they will.



  • Have you ever heard of Alaska?



  • @Zecc said:

    [quote user="Reuters"]

    This is the second bomb that the Anti-Mine Network have found in a
    Ugandan school in the last six months. Another was found being used by
    children at lunchtime as a toy and put away in a storeroom during
    lessons.
    This was the second bomb is six months. Shouldn't they by now have taught the school teachers and children how to identify explosive devices?

    [/quote] 

    Welcome to WTF World Edition!  The school teachers undoubtedly reasoned: "We've been using this as a bell for two years now, and it's never caused any trouble.  Why should we stop now just because you consultants think there's a problem with it."

    Does this attitude sound even remotely like anything you've encountered in your own professional dealings?

    Incidentally, I hope the Anti-Mine Network at least supplied a substitute bell for the school to use.  Otherwise the teachers are really going to resent their interference.

     

     



  • @Sutherlands said:

    @frits said:

    @dhromed said:

    If you live in America*, don't you grow up around bombs and guns?

     

    *) especially in the very north and very south

    FTFY

    Meh, FTFY

     

    FTFY, AK definately means growing up around that stuff


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