Question: Some schools throughout the country are having shooting drills, led by police and school officials, to prepare students in the event of attacks and other disasters. What would you think if these drills were held in community schools? Will they frighten children or better prepare them for emergencies?
"The kids will be better prepared. Nowadays, you have to prepare the kids. Keep the kids safe. There have been a couple of school shootings in recent years." –Alden Alic, Canarsie
"It benefits the kids. It shows them what to do in case of these types of emergencies. And if a shooting happens, they should know what to do and better prepare." –Ron G., Canarsie
"It helps the kids to be aware of what's going on in the world and how to defend themselves. A better prepared student will be better able to deal with emergency situations." -Roody Apollon, Canarsie
"The kids will be frightened. But it's more important that they are aware of their surroundings. For example, if a guy is walking around the halls in hot weather with a long coat, go to a teacher or the deans' office. Be aware of suspicious activity and report it immediately." –Shaun Boyle, Canarsie