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Kansas law will reduce number of safety drills in schools


April 21, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A new Kansas law will reduce the number of required safety drills in public and private schools only a year after lawmakers mandated crisis drills to prepare students for active shooters and other threats.

Wichita public radio station KMUW reports that the measure recently signed by Gov. Laura Kelly requires nine safety drills each school year. Four drills must be for fires, two for tornadoes and three for crisis lockdowns.

A provision in the state budget approved by lawmakers last year required schools to have 16 safety drills a year, or one about one every two weeks...

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