School holds 'Active Shooter Training' in Georgetown

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT)- Kentucky State Police want to make sure they're prepared.

Teachers had some hands-on practice, on what to do if there is a school shooting.

State police set up scenarios inside Providence Christian Academy to show teachers and administrators how to protect their students in case a violent incident happens.

Providence Christian Academy Administrator Rick White wants school shooting responses to be as ingrained into his teacher's minds as are other emergency related situations.

"We do a fire drill once a month. We do our tornado drills regularly, an earthquake drill. And we have certain procedures that we follow," White said, "very seldom are you familiar with an active shooter in your building. And so today, that'll be a process."

His teachers participated in KSP's Safe Schools Initiative, scenario-based training that puts teachers in high-stress situations, as true to life as possible, forcing them to come up with ways to react to protect students.

"We want them to understand that they do have the power to win in these circumstances. They need to know that they've got that inside of them, and that's what it comes down to. Training, training, training," KSP Trooper Kendra Wilson said.

Trooper Wilson says they will also work with other organizations requesting help.

Originally posted February 13, 2015 by WKYT