Posted: Aug 5, 2014 11:07 AM by Brock Sues
Updated: Aug 5, 2014 11:20 AM
BALDWIN - Law enforcement and school administrators in St. Mary Parish attended a collaborative active shooter training and demonstration event last Thursday to better prepare for the possibility of a school shooting.
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Regional Training Academy hosted the event at B.E. Boudreaux Middle School in Baldwin with deputies and school personnel.
Administrators listened to a presentation exploring active shooter incidents from around the world in order to get a better look at what they could face in a real-world scenario. Parish law enforcement then took over the halls of the school to give administrators a live demonstration of how law enforcement is trained to respond to an active shooter event. The live demonstration was complete with simulated gunfire, "wounded" teachers, and rescue operations.
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office has hosted active shooter events for several years with the hope that the information and experience will strengthen school personnel's understanding of how they can assist law enforcement in the event of an armed intruder.