Teachers Shot 'Execution Style' with Airsoft Guns During ALICE Training

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As state and federal lawmakers fail to take meaningful action to confront America's gun violence epidemic, IN elementary school teachers were reportedly shot "execution-style" with plastic pellets IN an active shooter drill led by law enforcement.

Two elementary school teachers in Monticello, Indiana, said they were asked by the sheriff's office to kneel down against a classroom wall before being sprayed across the back with plastic pellets fired at close range.

Details about the January incident emerged during a Wednesday hearing before state lawmakers on proposed legislation outlining how schools could spend grants from the IN safe-schools fund.

Some teachers suffered welts, and "blood was drawn", according to the association's Twitter thread.

"They told us, 'This is what happens if you just cower and do nothing, '" a teacher who experienced the January drill told theIndy Star.

It was supposed to be a school shooting drill.

"Active-shooter training has become a macabre ritual for educators in America's public school system,"notedRolling Stone's Tim Dickinson".

A group of IN elementary school teachers learned this lesson the hard way when they took part IN an active shooter exercise that proved to be a little too real for their tastes.

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"The first group went in and we heard them scream and yell", recalled one teacher.

"No one in education takes these drills lightly", the union tweeted.

Sheriff Bill Brooks, whose department led the training, said it stopped using airsoft guns during active shooter trainings after receiving a complaint, adding that all teachers involved signed up to participate. "The risk of harming someone far outweighs whatever added realism may be sought".

(Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images) Participants listen to instructors during ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate) training at the Harry S Truman High School in Levittown, Penn., Nov. 3, 2015.

Twin Lakes School Corporation Superintendent Michael Galvin released a statement that said the district is committed to providing a safe environment for its students and employees.

ABC News' requests for comment from the ALICE Training Institute were not immediately returned Thursday.

"It's important that we understand what's happening in our schools", Holub said.

But as more and more go through active shooter training, Holub and the teachers association want to make sure that teachers don't get shot at. "This is a case with extraordinarily poor judgment, and the community has a right to know about it".

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