We’re hearing more and more about active shooter training drills in the workplace and at schools. However, Southside Elementary School recently held one that’s a little different from other training sessions. Some teachers came in during their summer breaks to join law enforcement officers from several agencies to learn how an officer would respond if he or she was the only one at the scene of an active shooter.
Two Southside officers and three Gadsden officers recently attended a class hosted by the federal law enforcement training commission. Sergeant Jay Freeman from the Southside Police Department was one of those officers.
The nationwide class the officers attended was inspired by the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, after questions surfaced about the officer who was first on the scene.