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ERIC Number: EJ1008533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May-22
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
States Stepping up Mandates for School Safety Drills
Shah, Nirvi
Education Week, v32 n32 p1, 16 May 2013
Hundreds of U.S. schools will supplement fire drills and tornado training next fall with simulations of school shootings. In response to the December shootings by an intruder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, several states have enacted or are considering laws that require more and new types of school safety drills, more reporting to state agencies about safety planning, and new audits of school security. Powerful tornadoes this week in Oklahoma, however, may also prompt changes in the ways schools attempt to keep students safe in cases of natural disasters. Meanwhile, proposed mandates for emergency-preparedness drills and planning are getting traction quickly in many statehouses this legislative season, and dozens of similar bills have yet to be considered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Illinois; Louisiana; Michigan; Minnesota; Oklahoma; Tennessee; Virginia; Washington