Teachers Unions Call for Schools to End Active Shooter Drills

Teachers Unions Call for Schools to End Active Shooter Drills
(Dougal Brownlie/The Gazette via AP, File)

The nation's two largest teachers' unions want schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills, asserting Tuesday that they can harm students' mental health and that there are better ways to prepare for the possibility of a school shooting. 

The American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association joined with the advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund in calling for an end to unannounced drills or drills that simulate gun violence.

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