This is a sign of the times and I’ve always be a firm believer that I would rather be safe then sorry. Area high schools participated in #nationalwalkoutofclass day to protest gun violence. Troy High School is actually taking time off from teaching students, to have an active shooter drill. With active shooters at school becoming an almost everyday thing, this might be the most important thing the staff learns this year. The Troy school district released this memo :

NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, MARCH 16.
On Friday, March 16, there will be a full scale active shooter training exercise at Troy High School between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. This drill will include the response from local, county and state emergency service agencies.

March 16 is a professional development day for the entire district, therefore classes are not in session in any of our buildings. STUDENTS WILL NOT BE INVOLVED IN THIS DRILL AS THERE IS NO SCHOOL THAT DAY.

The day was already scheduled for students to be off, but why not include them in the drill? If you have a student at Troy High School and want more details on this excercise click here. Do you think students should be included in these types of activities or drills? I predict that these types of “exercises” will become normalized and be no different than a fire drill. What do you think? Comment below.