(BURLEY, ID) – In the wake of dozens of school shootings over the past decade, educators and administrators around the country have taken steps to prepare for potentially violent situations in their own classrooms. On Wednesday, the Bureau of Homeland Security and local law enforcement staged training drill at Burley High School. Attendees included Gov. Butch Otter and State Superintendent Tom Luna. Both men say it’s crucial for schools, even in rural areas, to have emergency plans in place to ensure the safety of students and staff. Organizers say everything ran smoothly, with police responding within four minutes of the original 911 call.
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