CCISD Police Training to Prepare for Active Shooter Situation
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -
It is an unfortunate fact of life that school shootings have become more and more common within the last few years.
In fact, in Atlanta, Ga., Tuesday, shots were fired at an elementary school. Fortunately, no one was injured, and the 19-year old shooter was detained.
But incidents like that have law officers all around the country and right here at home taking part in special training, to prepare just in case they find themselves in that situation.
Kiii News Reporter Anayeli Ruiz geared up and actually took part in a local police training session on Tuesday.
A shooter on the loose in a school is the worst case scenario that Corpus Christi Independent School District police were preparing for during the training session.
"We are the first responders that are going to search and address the threat," CCISD Police Officer Edward Lerma said.
The focus of the training was to brush up and learn new strategies on how to protect students in case of a school shooting. The training included going room to room to look for a suspected shooter, and dealing with a mass casualty situation.