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Oregon School Safety Drills Are Not Tracked

Written by Associated Press on June 16, 2014

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Oregon schools are required to conduct at least two drills on safety threats every year, but the state’s second-largest school district doesn’t track which of its schools has complied with the new state law.

The Statesman Journal reports that it polled eight high schools in the Salem-Keizer School District. Some said they didn’t do the drills, which the state mandated in 2013. One high school conducted one lockdown drill. Others were unsure whether they did comply.

District spokesman Jay Remy says they’re working on developing a system for schools to report how many drills on safety threats they do.

The state law was passed in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.

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