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Active Shooter Drills

Active Shooter Training Reminiscent of Cold-War Era 'Duck and Cover'

Mike Weisser | Posted 04.05.2017 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Crouching under a wooden desk is about as much of a positive response to nuclear attack as giving someone a week-long course in armed force and then have them walking through a school hallway looking for a kid with a gun.

Parenting in a Trigger-Happy Country

Gretchen Kelly | Posted 10.22.2016 | Parents
Gretchen Kelly

We have not created a safe environment. As parents and citizens, that's our job. And we have failed. When you fail, you are supposed to change and adapt. You are supposed to act, not cower with helplessness. You are supposed to do something beyond hoping and crossing your fingers or knocking on wood.

Are Active Shooter Drills In School Too Real?

The Huffington Post | William McGuinness | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

Cammie DeCastro, principal of the Pine Eagle Charter School in Halfway, Ore., admits that the plan she had to protect her school from an armed gunman ...

Do Our Kids Need Simulated Carnage To Stay Safe?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

"Lockdown drills" are getting a more realistic look since Sandy Hook, and one has to wonder whether that will make kids safer, or traumatize them further.

High School's Shooting Drill To Involve Firing Of Blanks In Hallway

Posted 01.29.2013 | Chicago

A suburban Chicago high school is planning to hold a controversial and unprecedented new drill: a simulation of a "code red simulation" that will invo...