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Unions ask: Is it time to rethink school shooting drills?

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(AP) The nation's two largest teachers unions are calling on schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills.

The American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association issued a report Tuesday with the advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety Support. They assert that simulating a school shooting can harm the mental health of students and educators. They say schools should instead concentrate on training teachers to respond to emergencies.

Jean-Paul Guilbault, the chief executive of the Alice Training Institute, which runs active shooter drills, says they are effective when done appropriately

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