Teachers at Oregon charter school terrified after shooting drill

HALFWAY, Oregon - During a teacher's meeting, masked gunmen stormed a school meeting and opened fire.

The scenario turned out to be part of a drill and that the 'gunmen' were shooting blanks.

The incident, which happened at Pine Eagle Charter School in Halfway, Oregon, has sparked some criticism and debate whether the drill was appropriate.

Some felt that the situation may have escalated and attacked the supposed 'suspects.' Others said the drill could have hurt a teacher who had an underlying heart condition.

Students were not on campus at the time and the school's principal said the drill was designed to gauge how teachers would respond to an attack. She said that the drill had its benefits and showed some teachers that they may not be as prepared for a shooting situation as they thought.

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