School Fire Drills & Modern Times
Law Enforcement telling school staff NOT to evacuate immediately upon a fire alarm activation due to it possibly being a ploy by a shooter to get students and teachers into the open is becoming an issue.
On one hand they have a point. A fire alarm is a quick way to get people out of classrooms and outside and ANYONE can pull an alarm. School building design and construction are designed to keep a fire in check allowing for faculty to investigate the cause of the alarm before ordering an evacuation. Using fire alarms to get targets outside is a tactic that has been used by school shooters.
On the other hand teaching students to ignore ANY alarm could have deadly consequences in that one time when there is a serious event requiring immediate evacuation.
What say you?