The ever-growing normalcy of school lockdowns

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    When a shooter is on the loose

    When a shooter is on the loose

    While law enforcement personnel scoured San Bernardino, California, searching for shooters, young people across that city sheltered in place — in their schools. Lockdowns have become common practice for school children across the nation.

    Former teacher and Youth Radio reporter Robyn Gee takes us inside of a lockdown drill back in 2013, a short while after the Newtown, Connecticut shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school. 

    Listen to her story above. 

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