Many credible sources, including students, parents, and teachers of the school have openly admitted on camera that they were told at one point or another prior to the Valentine's Day shooting that a "code red" active shooter drill would be taking place.
Stoneman Douglas H.S. Freshman Kelsey Friend told CNN on Thursday, that she heard whispers from fellow classmates on the day of the shooting that police would be conducting an active shooter drill using "fake guns."
"We had rumors going around the school that police would do a fake code red with fake guns, not actual, but sounding real and I thought at the beginning that this just wasn't real and that this was just drills […] until I saw my teacher dead on the floor.
The freshman said that she was hiding behind the teacher's desk with 15-20 other students when her teacher was shot in the doorway of the classroom.