August 21, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — One of New Mexico’s largest school districts is likely to give parents the final say on whether their children see an instructional video on strategies for surviving an active-shooter situation.

The district’s custom-made safety video was posted on the school district website and YouTube last week for parents to review before it is shown to children. No date has been set for its first classroom viewing.

Santa Fe Public Schools Superintendent Veronica Garcia said families should be allowed to opt out of the video after parents expressed concern about potentially traumatic effects of the training itself. “I am inclined to provide an opt-out for parents,” Garcia said.

The discussion in Santa Fe takes place as

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