Wednesday, June 5, 2013

TDCJ Participates in Active Shooter Training

A drill helped law enforcement prepare for active shooter on campus. A drill helped law enforcement prepare for an active shooter on campus.

In the quiet days between semesters at Sam Houston State University, the third floor of Smith-Hutson Hall erupted with shouts and the sounds of gunfire.

But this was not the latest in a series of mass attacks plaguing college or school campuses across the country. It was an Active Shooter Training exercise by law enforcement agencies in Walker County to help prepare officers to respond to a disaster. The mock scenarios, which included simunitions and blank guns, were tested in college setting in classrooms and a residence hall.

Several agencies participated in the training, including SHSU, TDCJ, Huntsville, and Walker County.“If you were to have a situation like this in Walker County, a multitude of allied agencies would respond,” said Huntsville Police Chief Kevin P. Lunsford, a Bearkat alumnus. “In an active shooter situation, you don’t have time to call and activate a SWAT team. It has to be whoever is on duty at the time.” . . . Read more ...

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