An active-shooter training exercise "left teachers with welts, bruises and abrasions after they were shot with plastic pellets," according to indystar.com:

The incident went viral following tweets posted Wednesday by the Indiana State Teachers Association:

"Some safety researchers and school psychologists have said those types of drills unnecessarily traumatize children and may actually make them less safe if they act dramatically in a real crisis situation," according to Education Week:

National news organizations posted reports online using mostly file photos from previous school shooter training exercises across the nation:

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