Without warning, police burst into classrooms in a middle school, sparking panic among seventh graders as they point loaded weapons at students, aiming to protect them from an active shooter. The panic spreads to parents as students send text messages to them during the attack.
Highway patrol officers go classroom to classroom in a high school notifying students that several classmates died in motor vehicle crashes over the weekend, sparking grief as peers first learn that students missing from the class that morning had died.
Schonfeld DJ, Rossen E, Woodard D. Deception in Schools—When Crisis Preparedness Efforts Go Too Far. JAMA Pediatr. Published online September 11, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.2565
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