SEVERE WX : Freeze Watch View Alerts

Carroll County teachers get a new perspective in active shooter training

On Friday, they experienced an active shooter training, which focused on what happens when the first responders arrive.

Posted: Sep 27, 2019 5:34 PM

CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Carroll County teachers are going back to class with some new skills.

On Friday, they experienced an active shooter training, which focused on what happens when the first responders arrive.

Carroll County emergency medical service officials say this is an important step to understand.

The EMS active shooter trainers taught teachers what their response will look like from the first 911 call to when they reach the school.

Teachers say the training gave them a new perspective.

“We're stuck within those four walls so it's hard to know what's happening outside of our walls and what's going on in the hallways, so to see first hand how they are going to deal with that, it gives us a little bit of perspective,” said Alesia Brown, Carroll County 4th grade teacher.

“Hopefully this allows teachers and staff to be able to have at least an experience to observe what that situation is so they can respond in a more positive or proactive manner,” said Carroll County Superintendent Keith Thackery.

Brown said many teachers found the process wasn't necessarily what they expected.

“A lot of us talked about how we didn't realize how long it would take them to clear the rooms afterward,” said Brown. “We know it's going to take them a few minutes to get to us and to get the shooter under control but even once the shooter was captured and held down to the ground and taken care of it still took a while.”

“We have to get to the individual that's doing the shooting and take care of that and then we'll take care of every other situation,” said Carroll County Emergency Management Director Mike Fincher.

This is the first active shooter drill the Carroll County teachers have had in at least seven years.

Lafayette
Partly Cloudy
65° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 65°
Kokomo
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 62°
Rensselaer
Cloudy
57° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 57°
Lafayette
Partly Cloudy
65° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 65°
Danville
Partly Cloudy
64° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 64°
Frankfort
Partly Cloudy
63° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 63°
Frankfort
Partly Cloudy
63° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 63°
Monticello
Partly Cloudy
63° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 63°
Monticello
Partly Cloudy
64° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 64°
Logansport
Partly Cloudy
63° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 63°
Mild Monday Before Snow And Freezing Conditions
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 708067

Reported Deaths: 13224
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion964881721
Lake51704945
Allen39185672
Hamilton34497405
St. Joseph34075540
Elkhart27306432
Vanderburgh22077394
Tippecanoe21818212
Porter17940299
Johnson17526374
Hendricks16803310
Clark12688190
Madison12350337
Vigo12211244
Monroe11462166
LaPorte11140204
Delaware10356184
Howard9662211
Kosciusko9127114
Hancock7979139
Bartholomew7888155
Warrick7684155
Floyd7560176
Wayne6899198
Grant6842171
Boone6552100
Morgan6395138
Dubois6084117
Marshall5783108
Dearborn570076
Cass5684102
Henry5577100
Noble542483
Jackson493269
Shelby479095
Lawrence4342118
Gibson428789
Harrison428170
Clinton419053
Montgomery417986
DeKalb410984
Whitley379639
Huntington379480
Miami372565
Knox366389
Steuben365257
Putnam352660
Jasper350546
Wabash347778
Adams337952
Ripley334668
Jefferson313180
White308354
Daviess289299
Wells286381
Decatur278992
Fayette277162
Greene270685
Posey268833
Scott261153
Clay253444
LaGrange253070
Randolph235680
Washington230931
Spencer227931
Jennings224747
Fountain208745
Sullivan207842
Starke204352
Owen192256
Fulton191739
Jay186129
Carroll185820
Perry180336
Orange177853
Rush170724
Vermillion166043
Franklin165635
Tipton160943
Parke144616
Blackford133831
Pike130334
Pulaski113645
Newton103934
Brown100140
Crawford97614
Benton97113
Martin82815
Warren79615
Switzerland7698
Union69910
Ohio55811
Unassigned0409

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events