- Posted January 30, 2013 by
Gun Fire at Cary-Grove
There had been a sweep to make sure there were no stragglers and that all doors were locked.
As to criticism by some parents with the use of gunfire in the school as part of the drill, Chief Casstevens said, “Reality is–as sad as it is–this is the society we live in. We can’t stick our heads in the sand and pretend these type of things don’t happen.”
Community District 155 Supt. Dr. Johnnie Thomas said the drill went well, although he says there are a few changes that will probably be needed in the school’s safety plan.
“It’s all about being prepared,” he said. “We’re entrusted with a lot of lives. So for us it’s making sure everyone knows exactly what they need to do in the event of a crisis.”
Casstevens said he expected the drill to be a yearly thing.
Before the school day started, many Cary-Grove High School students said the “code red” drill was a good thing and that they did not mind gunshots being fired in the school during the drill.
“The teachers afterwards had some opportunity to have some dialogue and debriefing. The students felt, from reports that were given to me, felt they barely heard it. Some felt like there should have been more to give the effect,” said Thomas.
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