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Active shooter drills are scaring kids and may not protect them. Some schools are taking a new approach.

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    cfabbro (edited ) Link
    It's a good/interesting article, but it seems incredibly disingenuous and minimizing of them to call them a "rare threat" in the beginning of it, especially when the very site they link to on the...

    It's a good/interesting article, but it seems incredibly disingenuous and minimizing of them to call them a "rare threat" in the beginning of it, especially when the very site they link to on the word "rare" shows 103 taking place in 2018 alone, with 33 of them resulting in fatalities.

    By the standards of the rest of the Western world outside the US, that is anything but "rare"... Here in Canada we have had a total of only 12 deadly shootings at schools since 1975.

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      I don't think it was disingenuous. It is a rare thing to have happen. It being rarer still in most other Western countries doesn't change that. For relative frequency vs absolute frequency, "rare"...

      I don't think it was disingenuous. It is a rare thing to have happen. It being rarer still in most other Western countries doesn't change that. For relative frequency vs absolute frequency, "rare" means two very different things. A rare disease might have a notably higher incidence rate in one country, but it's still a rare disease. Millions of people are put through such drills on an annual basis. We have a disproportionate albeit ineffective response to it like any other type of terrorism.

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