Psychological effects of active shooter drills in schools

Schools across the country have implemented active shooter drills to prepare for the worst. While they may make school staff and parents feel safe, they can have the opposite effect on children.

Dr. Laurel Williams, associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine and Chief of Psychiatry at Texas Children's Hospital, spoke about the effects these drills can have on children. Dr. Williams also shared suggestions for schools who think these drills are necessary.