Tennessee Elementary School Attack Drill Goes Awry

Here's a way to make sure students are prepared for an attack: attack them. The staff of an elementary school in Tennessee did that to students during a class trip. The kids were told a gunman was on the loose, and it was not a drill. Many cried and hid under tables. Afterward, students and staff discussed what to do in a real attack. Now the staff is under attack from angry parents, and the principal says the situation "involved poor judgment."

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Here's a way to make sure students are prepared for an attack: attack them. The staff of an elementary school in Tennessee did that to students during a class trip. The kids were told a gunman was on the loose and it was not a drill. Many kids cried and hid under tables. Afterwards, students and staff discussed what to do in a real attack. Now, however, the staff is under attack from angry parents and the principal says the situation involved poor judgment.

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