School apologizes for posting photos of active shooter drill

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Posted at 9:51 AM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 09:51:30-04

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A school district in Ohio is apologizing for posting photos that showed students with fake blood stains during an active shooter drill.

Officials with the Toledo Public Schools say the photos have been removed from a Facebook post that prompted complaints.

The Blade newspaper reports the photos showed high school students looking lifeless and others with red marks resembling blood on their clothes and bodies.

Some people commented that they found the photos disturbing

A school spokeswoman said the district takes safety very seriously and apologized if anyone found the post inappropriate.