Report debates the merits of active-shooter drill

School lockdowns are used for a variety of safety-related reasons; there was one this week at Westlake High School due to a dangerous person on the loose. (See story on Page 2.)
Lockdowns are used in order to keep students in a safe and locked classroom and out of harm’s way while an emergency ensues. Some last a few minutes, others can go on for hours. Parents often have no idea a lockdown has occurred until after the school has been cleared by police and the principal has sent out an email or ...

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