Are Schoolchildren Taught To Scream And Throw Books In An Active Shooter Scenario?

Our weekly check-in with the PolitiFact Truth-O-Meter.

By Alain StephensMarch 22, 2018 2:04 pm, ,

A U.S. Senate candidate says parents are coached to tell their kids that if a guy with a semi-automatic rifle walks into their classroom, the kids should create chaos – scream, yell and dance around and throw books and just keep moving.

Democratic Senate nominee Beto O’Rourke was speaking to a crowd in Waco where he expressed incredulity that this kind of guidance was aired at PTA meetings.

Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the Politifact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

Hear how O’Rourke’s claim scored in the player above.