Outrageous Students Completely Terrified by Cops' Surprise 'Active Shooter Drill'
Students and teachers at Jewett Middle Academy in Winter Haven, Florida, were terrified on Thursday morning when police officers burst into the middle school brandishing guns as part of an unannounced "active shooter drill."
Like students and teachers, parents were also not informed of the drill in advance, which has left many outraged, including Charise Tate, who joined "Fox and Friends Weekend" this morning with her son Xavier to discuss the extremely scary situation.
Xavier explained that around 8 or 9 a.m., the principal came over the intercom and said the school is going on "hard lockdown."
He said that 20 or 30 minutes later, they heard something by the door and were terrified to see the door open and gun barrel stick through.
"We didn't know it was a drill," the eighth-grader explained. "We thought it was a gunman right through that door."
After "clearing" the classroom, officers moved on to the next, Xavier said, adding that around 40 minutes later they got the "OK" after police had checked every room.
"It was very scary."
His mother said the whole situation was unbelievable, and it is outrageous for the police to run a drill without informing the teachers or children, who reasonably thought they were part of an actual school shooting.
You don't give a test without any preparation, she stated.
"This was a pop quiz with guns," Tucker Carlson remarked.
"Everyone was scared," Xavier said. "We didn't know what was going to happen or what was going on, how long it was going to be. We didn't know it was a drill."
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