Comment: Yes, the unannounced drills are also wrong for

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Yes, the unannounced drills are also wrong for

those reasons: not taking it seriously when it IS real AND being duped into thinking it's only a drill. They're wrong for multiple reasons.

But I also question such realistic drills even when announced - with blanks and screaming and fake blood, such as the incident in California noted in the post, where students said they were terrified.

I maintain that these are awfully EXTREME measures given the statistics. No less when the true major causes of childhood death and injury - 1,000X as many casualties per year - are not given anywhere NEAR the same attention. As far as I'm concerned, it makes the motivation for these drills suspect.

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