CHICAGO (CBS) — A school shooting drill planned for tomorrow in the far northwestern suburbs has many parents upset.
According to a letter from Cary-Grove High School principal Jay Sargeant, there will be a code red drill at the school on Wednesday.
It will include somebody shooting blanks from a gun in the hallway “in an effort to provide our teachers and students some familiarity with the sound of gunfire.”
Parent Kassy Pinter says: “It’s probably necessary to have the ‘code red’ drill but not really necessary to shoot the blanks in the hallway.”
Parent Sharon Miller says the way Cary Grove has planned the code red drill is absurd and also thinks it’s not necessary to shoot blanks in the hallway.
“If you need to run a drill, you run a drill,” she told WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya. “They run fire drills all the time, but they don’t run up and down the hallway with a flamethrower.”
School spokesman Jeff Puma said the small number of parents who have contacted the school are evenly split for and against the drill. He said another notification will be going out today and teachers will discuss the drill plans with students during classes.
Originally posted by Mamatus
You can never instill enough fear soon enough. Get them scared to death of being shot when they are children and they will grow up in fear of guns. Just part of the 100 year plan to completely disarm all Citizens. People that are frightened are easily controlled.
Originally posted by jhn7537
.....but on the other side I do believe it's a little extreme using blanks to demonstrate the noises of an actual school shooting...
Originally posted by Juggernog
Stupid, stupid, stupid
Then next time, when theres real gunfire Theyll just think its, another drill
The drill itself is fine.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
I don't know why everyone is against this. If it helps kids know what to expect and gives them a feeling of security and a plan to follow in case of a school shooting (which is apparently a real possibility), I don't see a problem. This way, kids will feel better prepared and WON'T be so scared every day, knowing that if there is a shooting, they have a plan for safety.
They have fire drills, tsunami drills, lock-down and other safety drills... I think it's a good idea.
Originally posted by MJZoo
I don't see why they need to do this since the city of Chicago banned firearms. No firearms means no gun violence.