Kurt Nimmo Infowrs.com January 30, 2013
Students will be in classrooms at the Cary-Grove High School when police fire blanks in the school hallway “in an effort to provide our teachers and students some familiarity with the sound of gunfire,” according to principal Jay Sargeant, CBS Chicago reported on Tuesday.
“From the school’s request, they want to let the students know what the sound of gunshot might be, should that occur in their school,” Cary Police Chief Steven Casstevens added.
According to the school, parents were informed of the drill via email. Parent Kassy Pinter told CBS Chicago she did not receive the email.
Many parents believe the “code red” drill is inappropriate and will frighten children. “If you need to run a drill, you run a drill,” parent Sharon Miller told a local radio station. “They run fire drills all the time, but they don’t run up and down the hallway with a flamethrower,” she said in response to the plan by police to fire blanks in the school hallway.
“I think it’s a little over the top, like it’s too much. I think we understand what could happen. I just think that it’s unnecessary,” student Bobbi Breuer told NBC.
Following the massacre at the Sandy Hook school in Newtown, Connecticut, numerous schools around the country have conducted drills. Police and schools, however, conducted active shooter drills well before Sandy Hook.