My assumption is that almost all schools across our nation, from elementary to higher ed, have enacted “active shooter” drills to prepare students for a worst-case scenario which we have seen played out in far too many instances.

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Terence Y

Thanks for your letter, Mr. Comolli. I agree these drills are a sad commentary and are needed, but what is to be done? We know Chuck Schumer values politics more than our kids, as he blocked a school safety bill proposed by Republicans and the families of the Parkland School shooting. Meanwhile, due to Schumer’s and Democrats intransigence, some school districts took action: a Houston school district approved $2 million for rifles, shields, ammo, and radios and a Florida county is adding AR-15s to schools for classroom defense. It’s well past time to make schools “soft targets.” Thanks to Schumer, many schools will remain soft targets as they have no best practices to guide them. So let’s keep those drills, as long as some are unwilling to make changes. Locally, what have local schools done to increase the safety of our kids, other than drills?

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