Police in Uvalde Texas held active shooter scenario training in March

Police in Uvalde Texas held active shooter scenario training in March

Police in Uvalde Texas held active shooter scenario training in March
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The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Police Department held an “active shooter scenario training” in March, barely two months before the Tuesday mass shooting at Robb Elementary School, which killed 19 children and two adults.

The school district’s police department-sponsored a training on “Active Shooter for School-Based Law Enforcement” on March 21, with “Peace Officers, School Resource Officers, and campus security officers” urged to attend.

The training was held at Uvalde High School and included themes like “Stop the Killing: Solo Response to Active Shooter Events,” “Stop the Dying: Transitioning to First Aid and Evacuation of the Injured,” and “Active Shooter Scenario Training and Evaluation.”

Images from the training posted on the school district police department’s Facebook page show cops acting out several situations that may occur during an active shooter incident. One image from the practice shows cops in the corridor while people lie on the ground pretending to be dead or injured.

“The UCISD Police Department held an ‘Active Shooter Training’ at Uvalde High School on Monday. Our overarching objective is to train every law enforcement officer in the Uvalde region so that we may be as prepared as possible for any eventuality that may emerge “According to a Facebook post from the police department.

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The training was authorized by Texas House Bill 2195, which requires school resource officers to conduct active shooter training.

One of the objectives of the active shooter training program, according to a course guide, is that “the student will be able to compare/contrast an active shooter incident to a hostage or barricade scenario.”

“When an armed actor(s) isolates himself with little or no potential to harm innocent individuals, a basic barricade situation occurs. When attempts are made to enter the space and subdue barricaded persons, they represent the greatest hazard “The course guide continues to explain.

As fresh information is disclosed, police officers reacting to the event are receiving harsh criticism for their handling of the situation.

“Go in there! Enter there! “According to Juan Carranza, 24, one lady shouted at police officers.

Javier Cazares went to the school after hearing about the incident since his daughter was there, and he stated the police officers were remaining outside.

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