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08/01/2014

Active Shooter Training

 

 

 

Law enforcement officers took over Lexington Elementary School this week to conduct active shooter training.

Hosted by the Indiana State police Emergency Response Team , police officers from across the state, including Sheriff Dan McClain and several members from the Sheriff’s Office, have been taking part in the training this week

Officers set up several scenarios throughout the elementary school, donning protective masks and vests as they attempted to diffuse the situation, save hostages and stop the gunmen.

 “We hope to give them tactics that increase their success rate,” McClain said. “If an active shooter does happen of any sort, whether it’s a school, a business, a church, or a grocery store, officers will know what to do.”

 “There used to be a time when patrol officers were held up on the outside of buildings and waited for the SWAT team,” McClain said. “You didn’t know how many people were going to die inside as you waited for the SWAT team to get together. Now, since Columbine High School, the trend has changed a little bit, now it’s on the police officers who arrive first to make that entry into school buildings and stop the threat.”

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