My son has been upset for the past couple of days. He was finally able to put it to words what was bugging him. Yep, it's the Sandy Hook (and other previous school shootings) It seems that the teachers at the school are conducting drills on what to do if there is a shooter. My son said, 'we are all going to die, their plans suck dad.' So I just sent the following off to his teacher and the principal of the school: Dear (deleted teacher and principals' name) I'm a bit concerned. (deleted sons' name) has been pretty upset. It seems that there has been talking about the recent shooting events in the class room as of late. It is my understanding is that the children are being taught to hide behind the wall, in a row. Granted it maybe behind a brick wall but it is all hiding and praying that the shooter does not make it into the class room. I asked him if the students are piling up their tables and chairs in front of the door to block shooter access, he said no. I asked him if the students are taking up defensible positions not only behind the brick wall but have things to throw and attack the shooter with. Again no. I asked him if there are people that are going to attack the shooter when they come in the room. Yet again, no. And if the teacher thinks that they will be able to 'Negotiate' with the shooter, well, they will be the first on the floor. I'm seriously thinking that this 'Active Shooter' Drill is seriously lacking. While I am not a security expert in any fashion, I'll tell you one thing. Someone comes into my house (classroom), It's a matter of life and death, and I'm not waiting for it to come looking for me hiding under the bed. I will be waiting for them around a corner and will do everything in my power to stop them, whether it's with a pen, baseball bat, kitchen knife or my bare hands. I'd like you to review the following videos and then move them up to the school administration for them to review also. I would like to hear back from you or the school administration regarding 'Active Shooter' plans, because if the only plan is to hide, hope the shooter doesn't come into the room and have the teacher negotiate, we have a problem that we need to resolve with a bit more of a tactical plan. Regards, (deleted my name) If anything it should start some sort of conversation. Basically I told my son, do what needs to be done to stay alive. He said, he already knew that but just wanted to make sure it was ok with me. What are your schools plans? If they are anything like what I found out today, they probably suck hard.