Since time is running low for all parties involved, he recommends tabletop exercises instead of, full-scale drills. "While they're educational and informative," Trump says of large drills, "it just isn't an administrative or political reality in many schools."
Tabletops provide a low-stress, effective way of examining the roles and expectations of those involved in school safety. Most are done in half- and full-day sessions.
Building these relationships, in addition to teaching students "reading, writing and arithmetic" is necessary to ensure the best possible response if and when a crisis occurs. Schools and law enforcement must learn to work together.
"You can't change the climate until you change the conversation," says Trump.