More schools are conducting lockdown drills

March 25, 2008
School violence prompts administrators to boost emergency preparedness efforts

In the aftermath of recent school shootings, school administrators and police officers are stepping up emergency preparedness efforts, and many states are encouraging schools to practice for the most dire situations. In New Jersey, a task force has recommended that districts conduct emergency drills monthly. The State Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness is working on legislation to require such drills as early as next fall.

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