Teaching Teachers To Fight Back Against School Shooters
When it comes to strategies of how to deal with a shooter in the building, the only options teachers used to have were locking the doors or evacuating. These days schools have another choice when dealing with an active shooter...fighting back. A new active shooter simulation program from the Missouri Center for Education Safety gives teachers a hands-on experience in thwarting a potential attacker.
- Officer Michelle Acevedo, works for the Independence Police D.A.R.E. Program and conducts training simulations for the city's schools.
- Officer Jalonn Gordon, UMKC Crime Prevention.
- John Warner, Emergency Planning Coordinator of the Missouri Center for Education Safety.