Active shooter video won’t be shown to elementary students in Pinellas Co.

Education

Members of the Pinellas County School Board made a bold move Monday. They decided not to show a video it produced to show elementary school students what to do if an active shooter shows up on campus.

The Board made that decision after feedback from parents.

“Hello, students. Today we’re going to discuss how to prepare if there were an active assailant on campus.”

The video made during the summer school break is creating controversy with a few parents.

“If a bad guy is on campus wanting to cause us harm. We have three choices. Run. Hide. Or fight.”

Some parents feel the message isn’t appropriate for their kids. 

Perhaps it was one scene in particular where you see an armed SWAT member rush in  as students run for cover. 

The video is part of the Pinellas School District’s effort to support active shooter drills planned for the school year. 

“We want students to feel comfortable, safe and secure while on campus and a big part of that is knowing what to do if danger is nearby.”
 
But as of now, this video produced for elementary school kids will not be shown in the classroom. However, it is available on the Pinellas School District’s website as well as WFLA.com
 

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