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Mom Petitions Against Live-Shooter Drill at School

Mom Petitions Against Live-Shooter Drill at School

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. 


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