New Minnesota law allows parents to opt students out of shooter drills 

(Minneapolis, MN) -- A new Minnesota law will allow parents to take their students out of active shooter drills.

Officials say school districts are only mandated to do five lockdown intruder drills, five fire drills, and one tornado drill each school year.

Filmore County police say it's important to prepare students for any dangerous event.

Officials say students can opt out with a parents permission because for some a simulated shooting can be traumatizing.