North Texas Schools Skip Important Security Drills for Fires, Other Emergencies

Some school officials claim the drills were conducted but were not properly documented.

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 NBC DFW.

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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.

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

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