North Lake College school shooting drill frightens students who weren't notified
- North Lake College in Irving is rethinking notifications following a simulated school shooting Friday that was performed by campus police and designed to teach faculty and staff (who were notified) how to react in an emergency, but students were left in the dark because classes aren't usually held on Fridays.
- On this particular Friday, however, three classes were in session and a number of frightened students dove beneath desks preparing for the shooter's entrance.
- The community college's president, Christa Slejko, says this event will change communication protocols about such events in the future, and she is offering support to any students startled by the incident.
From the article:
Gunshots rang out at North Lake College in Irving as part of a simulated school shooting Friday. Unfortunately, the student body had no warning that it was just a drill. Students, interrupted from their tests, dove beneath desks, bracing for the shooter’s entrance. Professors and staff huddled in corners also trying to conceal themselves before whoever was shooting could pick them off. ...
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