Apparently there's a high school in Chicago that did a "code red drill", which basically means they locked up all the students in classrooms and fired few blanks in the hallways.
It sounds like parents were notified in advance, though some said they weren't (maybe email spam folder).
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/01/...s-in-hallways/ <-- this talks about notification
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2...ll-cary-police <-- this is the actual drill article
I would guess students were notified as well.
I found the drill a little funny in a sad+nervous way.
Is it really this common now that we need to teach kids (high school, so not actually little kids but 13/14 and up) to get used to a school shooting.
Why isn't fire alarm practiced with smoke in the halls? or some fire-smell.
What happens when there are real shots? will students assume it's another drill? Probably not, maybe I'm grabbing for something to find what's wrong with this drill, I kind of don't like it.