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    I had no idea how many public places are doing this type of drill (when I was growing up it was "duck and cover," hiding under your wooden desk in case the Ruskies lobbed nuclear weapons at us) -- but clearly it does save lives. It's just like tornado drills and signs, in areas that have a lot of them. Here in RI we now get routine announcements about where all the emergency exits are (required since 100+ people died in a nightclub fire). But what you're talking about is not how to get out, but how to lock down and hide so someone else can't get in -- a different mindset. I'll be more aware of that, and am glad that store managers and teachers and folks like you do plan and drill for this scenario.

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