With the recent attention on law enforcement there has been an increase in the desire of communities to change the way police interact with citizens.
There is always room for discussion when it comes to school safety. We need to look at other areas of security and determine how those apply to the school setting. Our schools are too porous to apply the same model used in federal, state and local government buildings.
Educators that have to deal with this specific challenge often ask about circumstances involving those with special needs in schools. One of the often understood but overlooked components is that some of these kids do not react well to loud sounds and can resist instruction from strangers.
There have been numerous stories about the harm active shooter drills have caused.