How to Give Kids Nightmares

This is unspeakably asinine and a depressing example of where we're at here in America.

CHICAGO (CBS) — A school shooting drill planned for tomorrow in the far northwestern suburbs has many parents upset.

According to a letter from Cary-Grove High School principal Jay Sargeant, there will be a code red drill at the school on Wednesday.

It will include somebody shooting blanks from a gun in the hallway “in an effort to provide our teachers and students some familiarity with the sound of gunfire.”

You can't window-dress this. If we're in a situation where we feel the need to familiarize children with the sound of gunfire in their school's hallway, our society very close to being irrevocably fucked if it isn't already.