Indiana elementary school lecturers had been ordered to kneel towards a wall earlier than being shot “execution-style” from behind with airsoft pellet guns throughout a security drill.
On January 4, some 30 lecturers on the Meadowlawn Elementary School in Monticello underwent ALICE coaching which inspires lecturers and college students to be proactive when going through an lively shooter, together with dashing the attacker. Shooting lecturers with plastic pellets doesn’t sometimes function in ALICE coaching, nonetheless.
They informed us: ‘This is what happens if you just cower and do nothing,’” an unnamed instructor informed IndyStar. “They shot all of us across our backs. I was hit four times… It hurt so bad.”
Teachers testified that they left the coaching with welts, bruises and abrasions on account of being shot with the pellet guns in a considerably overzealous try at realism.
The lecturers had been taken right into a room, 4 at a time, at which level they had been shot, with none prior warning. They had been additionally informed to not warn any of their colleagues once they left the room.
“Educators should never have to endure being fired at with pellets in an active shooter training,” mentioned Keith Gambill, vice chairman of Indiana State Teachers Association (ISTA), who added that he felt the coaching was “fear-based” and“injurious.”