Minnesota schools will not be punished if they fall short of the state’s instruction time laws because of last week’s dangerous weather, Gov. Tim Walz’s office said. Classes have already been canceled across the Minneapolis metro area for a fourth consecutive day due to snow and cold.
Yes, the realism of surprise during training events makes them more effective, but terrorizing children during a lockdown drill can sometimes do more harm than good. It only makes sense to notify parents and give them the option of discussing the events with their children.