At Cary-Grove High School in Illinois, students and staff are participating in a "code red" drill on Wednesday.
"It will include somebody shooting blanks from a gun in the hallway “in an effort to provide our teachers and students some familiarity with the sound of gunfire.”'
School spokesman Jeff Puma said that only a small number of parents have contacted the school regarding the drill (Possibly because, according to one parent, not everyone has received the school notification about the drill.) and it's an even split for and against the drill.
"Substitute teacher Debbie Gummerson said, “Let’s put the kids through some training, and maybe we could save some lives that way, should something ever happen.”'
Parent Sharon Miller called the planned drill "absurd," and thinks shooting blanks in the hallway is unnecessary.
“If you need to run a drill, you run a drill,” she told WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya. “They run fire drills all the time, but they don’t run up and down the hallway with a flamethrower.”
Full text of the letter sent to (some?) parents explaining the "code red" drill after the jump.