Gunfire In The Hallway: Illinois School Plans " Code Red" DrillSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 13:52
Gunfire in the Hallway: Illinois School Plans “Code Red” Drill
January 30, 2013
Following brazen military drills in Miami and Houston, police in Illinois plan an active shooter scenario in a suburban Chicago school today.
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.