I tend to think of field trips as something school kids take to places like New York or DC. Perhaps it’s something a archeologist does or a anthropologist even. As a general rule, I think it’s probably a bad idea for field trips to be something that the criminally insane/ murderers of society have the chance to do. Surely the simple solution of homicide = no field trip for you is something we can all agree on, no?
With that being said, it’s worth pausing for a moment to ponder that someone in a position of authority actually had to think that taking a murderous sociopath to the state fair was a good idea. Seriously? How did this not turn up in someone’s “request denied” file? And in the event that you did decide it was a good idea, a rule of thumb might have been “for god’s sake, whatever happens, don’t lose track of the dangerous psychotic while you’re waiting for your cotton candy or deep friend Snickers bar.” I don’t know, maybe it’s all just too much to ask. I mean with all the flashing lights and bells, it’s easy for someone to let the institutionalized murderer slip their mind for a few minutes.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad they caught the guy, but really, why should anyone need to be looking for him in the first place?