The training included the simulation of three active shooters who were inside the Etowah County Courthouse. The simulation was a controlled environment and no citizens were in the courthouse. The response training teaches how to effectively and safely respond to a real active shooter. This vigorous training event involved the sheriff’s office and several other local and state agencies. The drill was a continuation of Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response training and Run, Hide, Fight training taught by the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office. The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training curriculum, developed after the tragedy at Columbine High School, has become the national standard in active shooter response training.