Posted: Apr 13, 2011 5:33 PM by Michael Shingleton
Updated: Apr 13, 2011 5:33 PM
BATON ROUGE - Dozens of shots rang out on LSU's campus today, all part of a training exercise to get LSU patrol officers ready in case they're called upon for a hostage or active shooter situation.
With over 30,000 people on campus on any given school day, LSU Police Sgt. Blake Tabor said they have to be trained to handle hostage situations that would require officers to take back buildings on campus.
"You'd have multiple victims. You'd have multiple people that you need to evacuate. So it just increases the dynamic of that. It's imperative that our officers that are on the road and do the day to day grind are trained and make sure that they have all the tools necessary to accomplish the task," Sgt. Tabor said.
It's one of many training exercises coming up for LSU police. Over 50 officers will take over University Lab School next week while students are on spring break.