Dayton Daily News - - NATION & WORLD -

Thirty-nine states re­quire lock­down, ac­tive-shooter or sim­i­lar safety drills. Other states have less ex­plicit re­quire­ments or leave it to dis­tricts, ac­cord­ing to the Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mis­sion of the States. A Mis­sis­sippi task force has pro­posed twiceyearly ac­tive-shooter drills.

But even as the drills be­come rou­tine for many of the na­tion’s 51 mil­lion el­e­men­tary and sec­ondary pub­lic school stu­dents, there is no con­sen­sus on how they should be con­ducted, ex­perts said. No data ex­ists, for ex­am­ple, to show whether a drill with sim­u­lated gun­fire is more ef­fec­tive or whether an ex­er­cise that’s been an­nounced in ad­vance is taken less se­ri­ously than a sur­prise.

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