Saturday, February 29, 2020

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

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.


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


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.