“I’m a mother. And I don’t know what to say.”

Dezmond Floyd and Tanai Benard

As active shooter drills become integrated into schools across the country, students must grapple with the threat of school shootings.

This is the case for ten-year-old Dezmond Floyd, who has an open discussion with his mother Tanai about what happens in his fifth grade class during his school’s active shooter drills. Dezmond explains step-by-step what to do during an active shooter situation. Faced with the threat of an armed intruder, Dezmond has come to a conclusion that his mother refuses to accept.

Listen to Dezmond and Tanai’s original StoryCorps interview.

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