The New York Times shares multiple stories of active shooter drills. Many questions remain on the resulting impact of these exercises on tens of millions of students, teachers, employees, administrators and parents. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/04/us/politics/active-shooter-drills-schools.html

CEO & Developer of the Red Ball Drills® explains the 3 key differences in active shooter and workplace violence exercises, and the Red Ball Drills® — in under 90 seconds. See how preparedness and policy can be the most effective tools — more than fake weapons and lock-down drills — in crisis management training. https://lnkd.in/eE9FJSu

Trauma-Informed Crisis Drills In the growing industry of “realistic active shooter” drills, many actions are focused on teaching the participants how to “survive” an event. These drills involve imitation attacks, physical confrontations, fake weapons, and simulated deaths. https://www.domesticpreparedness.com/preparedness/trauma-informed-crisis-management/

Forbes Education contributing writer Evan Gerstmann explores arguments to end the current active shooter drill practices. https://www.forbes.com/sites/evangerstmann/2019/09/07/why-schools-should-end-active-shooter-drills-immediately/#71e1d5562a92

VP of Operations Mark Nicola recently described when he first heard about the Red Ball Drills — and admits that he didn’t fully understand everything behind the emerging process. He wanted to see it live in person before feeling he could really embrace it. Click Here for the story.

NPR (Nov. 10, 2019) edition –covered opinions on the potential trauma from realistic active shooter drills in school use today. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly all public schools in the U.S. conducted some kind of lock-down drill in 2015-2016, the last full year measured. Full Story Here.