LSC discusses active shooter training

The shock of yesterday's mass shooting is being felt in our local schools. It's prompted many to reassess their plans should the same thing happen here.

Posted: Feb 15, 2018 4:09 PM
Updated: Feb 15, 2018 5:33 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The shock of yesterday's mass shooting is being felt in our local schools. It's prompted many to reassess their plans should the same thing happen here.

Lafayette Jeff school officials and local law enforcement are trained to handle an active shooter.

News 18 learned how that training prepares them for the real thing.

"It could happen in Florida. It could happen in Lafayette, Indiana," said Lafayette Police Officer Mark Roberts. "It could happen anywhere."

Roberts said active shooter training is a scary, but necessary part of the job.

"Everyday that we put on the uniform and come into work, you always have to be prepared for the worst," Roberts said.

On any given day, Roberts and up to five other armed officers patrol the school. He said they've gone through high-stress training to prepare for a mass shooting.

"Your first goal is to take out the threat, which would be the gunman," he added.

Robert said another group of officers would aid injured students and help everyone get out of the building.

It's a group effort between police and school administrators.

"It's scary, but you can't live in fear," said athletic director Peyton Stovall. "You need to go about your day, as usual, just be prepared for whatever could take place."

Stovall says all staff and faculty always work to improve upon their training. That includes drills involving students.

"You can always figure out better ways or make sure you communicate your protocols--all those types of things," said Stovall. "I think you can continue to increase your chances of keeping the building safe."

Roberts said the cooperative effort gives him peace of mind as an officer and a parent of a Lafayette Jeff student.

"I'm very confident every day my kids come to school that they're safe," Roberts said.

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