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Mass Shooter Drills Traumatize Children, Experts Warn

Police direct Saugus High School students in Santa Clarita, Calif., to safety in November after a troubled teen opened fire, killing 3 and wounding 3 others. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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The trend toward frequent, realistic first-person shooter drills in schools could create a traumatized generation beset with anxiety issues, child-welfare advocates warn.  

Over 96 percent of U.S. schools now conduct lockdown drills, according to the Education Department’s National Center for Education Statistics. Yet little study has been devoted to the effect of the repeated drills on children.

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The trend toward frequent, realistic first-person shooter drills in schools could create a traumatized generation beset with anxiety issues, child-welfare advocates warn. Over 96 percent of U.S. schools now conduct lockdown drills, according to the Education Department's...
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