As local school districts look to defend themselves against mass shooters, the idea of having armed guards — whether that means a borrowed patrol officer or a retired cop with a license to carry around kids — has become more appealing to stressed officials and jittery parents. Some districts, like
(CNN)President Donald Trump grew indignant on Thursday in opposing “active shooter drills” in schools, making a rare reference to his own son as he described the practice as “crazy.” “Active shooter drills is a very negative thing, I’ll be honest with you,” he said at the White House. “I think that’s a
Every few months, the children in Kelly Myers’ preschool class in Roanoke, Va., go to a corner of their classroom and hide. Myers puts a barricade under the door knob to jam it closed and turns off the lights. Then, the children, who are 2 ½ to 3 ½ years
My school’s new emergency plan includes lockdown drills. How can we keep them from scaring the kids?
You want to be really honest with kids about the low probability that a stranger would come into our school who doesn’t belong here, who would want to hurt us. But we want to make sure we have a solid plan. The manner or style in which you communicate this
LOS ANGELES — You’re a parent, volunteering to supervise recess at your child’s campus when suddenly you spot him. A masked shooter, armed to the teeth, heading straight into the building. Do you consider yourself responsible for the students around you, and herd them to a safe place? Or do
The reverse lockdown announcement came over the speaker. I checked the hallway and swept in anyone I saw. I locked my outer door. I locked my two inner doors. I shut off the lights and covered my windows with black paper. I asked my students to turn off their electronics,