Wayne County school angers parents with impromptu gun lesson

      GOLDSBORO (WTVD) -- Eastern Wayne Middle School students were terrified when they were told there was an armed robber in the school with a mask and a handgun Friday. However, they quickly learned it was all part of a school lesson.

      Nonetheless, some parents are not happy with the exercise and school officials admit it was a bad move.

      In a letter that was sent home to parents, the school said it was part of enrichment exercise trying to teach kids to be aware of their surroundings. A school employee dressed up in a ski mask and carrying a fake gun pretended to be a robber.

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