Based on what we have learned over the past 15 years or so, it appears that when faced with an active shooter situation there are only three possible responses: run, hide, or fight... and now it seems that many feel "fight" is the best option.
New drills include warnings that a gunman is in the building... instead of trying to keep everyone calm, the theory is everyone needs to be informed of the actual situation. Active shooter drills include police entering the building as active shooters... In April, Oregon school officials set up a drill which included masked gunmen entering the building and fired blanks at a group of people in an unannounced drill. Students and teachers are being taught to use anything they can as a weapon while they fight to get out of the building rather than waiting in the classroom for help to arrive; and teachers are being told to do their best to overwhelm the attacker.
But some still feel that the current lockdown procedure is the best way to keep people safe... what do you think?