North Texas Schools Skip Emergency Drills

Some school district officials are claiming to have run the security drills but failed to properly record them.

A number of Dallas-Fort Worth schools have been skipping security drills that experts argue make schools better prepared for emergencies.

In many cases the schools in North Texas failed to track how many drills they have run and have developed major gaps in their security records, according to

Some of the schools have made the drills mandatory in their school policies but have still failed to run them.

The drills, which are run at varying frequencies in each district, are designed to make students and school staff better prepared for emergencies such as fires, natural disasters, lockdowns and active shooters.

Some school officials are claiming that their districts conducted the drills but failed to properly document them.

Under Texas law, school drill records are public documents and parents are encouraged to review them.

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Zach Winn is a journalist living in the Boston area. He was previously a reporter for Wicked Local and graduated from Keene State College in 2014, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism and minoring in political science.

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