Saturday, February 29, 2020

Los Angeles high school cancels active-shooter drill that was going to include 11-minutes of simulated gunfire

LAT:

San Marino High School was ready for its active-shooter drill Friday morning. City police officers planned to fire blank cartridges over 11 minutes to familiarize students with the sound of gunfire.

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the American Civil Liberties Union intervened and asked [the principal] to stop the drill, concerned that it could be too traumatic for teenagers.

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Two years ago, San Marino High, a 1,050-student campus in one of the county’s most affluent neighborhoods, conducted a simulation drill that involved a police presence, mock shooter and students trapped in a stairwell.