When it comes to preparing schools for the possibility of an armed intruder, parents have been largely supportive of safety drills. But a proposed drill at F.E. Burrelson Elementery in Tennessee may be taking things too far.
Dondi Johnson, whose daughter attends the elementary school, created a petition last week after hearing about the possibiltity of involving the students in drills with a fake gunman. The petition currently has over 700 signitures.
Most alarming to Johnson was the fact that the young students, rather than simply teachers and other staff, would be facing a pretend gunman with a fake gun in the drill. "I don’t even object to an active shooter as long as there are no kids involved," she noted.