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Teachers' union opposes active shooter drills

Police in Dixon, Illinois are investigating after the high school received a call making mention of "Milby". Police in a release said the school received the call Monday morning from an older male who said "the school should be looking into students that failed to attend school today, as they might have another Milby situation." (MGN Image)
Police in Dixon, Illinois are investigating after the high school received a call making mention of "Milby". Police in a release said the school received the call Monday morning from an older male who said "the school should be looking into students that failed to attend school today, as they might have another Milby situation." (MGN Image)(KWQC)
Published: Feb. 13, 2020 at 11:06 AM CST
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Active shooter drills are becoming more standard practice in schools, but some psychologists say these can be traumatizing for students and staff.

One of the nation's largest teacher's unions said it does not recommend the drills. The American Federation of Teachers says it opposes any unannounced drills that "mimic or appear to be an actual incident".

They suggest information about drills should be given to parents ahead of time and created by a team including mental health professionals.

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