Secret Service Arrests Man After Drone Flies Near White House

Daily News Article - May 18, 2015


PLEASE NOTE: Daily posting and “Answers” emails will end for the school year on Friday, May 29th.

1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. For this article, use the 2nd paragraph and list the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. Where exactly was the man flying his drone?

3. Why did the Secret Service turn the man over to the U.S. Park Police?

4. It is not illegal to own/fly a drone in the U.S. Why was the man arrested?

5. The drone incident Thursday occurred a day after the FAA began a public outreach campaign to tell tourists visiting Washington this summer to “Leave Your Drone at Home.” What do you think of the FAA’s campaign to warn tourists not to bring their drones to Washington?

6. Drones are used for businesses including farming, movie-making and real estate.
a) Do you think the security risks posed by individuals’ use of drones outweighs the benefit businesses gain from using drones in their work? (Risks could include the possibility of a drone operator flying a drone over a crowd accidentally crashing his drone or even the potential for terrorists packing a small drone with potentially harmful material. Are either of these scenarios realistic?) Explain your answer.
b) Ask a parent the same question.

7. a) If drone use was unrestricted in your state, would the number of people operating drones make a difference to you? (If 1% of your neighbors, or 10% or 50% operated their drones in your neighborhood, would you oppose your state regulating drone use?) Explain your answer.
b) Ask a parent the same question.