At the Christian school where I teach, children learn about and participate in intruder drills at an appropriate level for their age. I have had several conversations with my students about being safe in various situations. It invites children—and adults—to ask, “Are we safe in our homes or at school? What about at church?”
We all remember the mad rush to the playground when we heard the fire alarm, or the cramped quarters of the bathroom during the tornado tone. We prepared for those dangers, and now preparing for a violent intruder is being added to the list.