California elementary school principal disciplined for 'upsetting' behavior during school shooter drill

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A California simple school main was placed connected administrative time off aft children and parents complained astir her behaviour during an progressive shooter drill.

Dr. Nina Denson allegedly pretended to sprout students and told 1 child, "Boom, you're dead," while conducting an unauthorized lockdown drill, section news position KTLA reported.

"She proceeded to locomotion astir field and pretended to sprout group she saw utilizing digit movements and banging connected windows," genitor Jennifer Chaves told nan outlet. "From what I heard, she said to 1 of nan students, ‘Boom. You’re dead.’"

Chavez said her son, who is successful first grade, was traumatized by nan incident. 

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"Oh he was really upset," she told KTLA. "The 1 shocking, astonishing point he said arsenic a 6-year-old was, ‘I’m conscionable really gladsome nary of my friends died.’"

There were reportedly children arsenic young arsenic 4 years aged coming astatine nan schoolhouse who witnessed Denson's alleged actions. 

San Gabriel Unified School District Jim Symonds said nan progressive shooter drill was not authorized and did not travel territory policy. 

"This type of drill wherever a script was tally is not approved by nan territory nor portion of our territory protocol," Symonds told nan news station.

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School unit members reportedly claimed that Denson made an announcement aft nan drill saying 7 children were dead.

"Can you ideate nan trauma these children perchance could spell done conscionable thinking, ‘Oh my God, my friend was killed’ aliases ‘I was changeable and told I died,’" said genitor Anna Bustamante. "At nan young property that these children are, it was very upsetting."

KTLA reported excerpts from an email to parents aft nan incident stating, "The behaviour of the drill does not look to person been successful statement pinch District protocols aliases champion practices." 

The study said an investigation has been opened. Some parents are already calling for Denson to beryllium removed. 

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"I don’t want her backmost present astatine all," said Chavez. "She does not person nan spot of nan community."

Several unit members were besides reportedly upset by Denson's alleged actions. District officials told KTLA counselors were made disposable connected schoolhouse premises for immoderate students aliases unit who whitethorn request those services. 

A seasoned coach astatine Washington Elementary has assumed nan duties of interim main while nan investigation proceeds, KTLA reported.

Denson did not instantly respond to a petition for remark from Fox News Digital. 

There are 5,175 students enrolled successful nan San Gabriel Unified School District, which runs 8 schools.