Sometimes our cops are completely clueless, consider this mass shooting simulations to prepare the teachers:
They learned when and how to hide or run, and how to fight back if left with no choice.
Kentucky State Police experts, headed by Ashland post commander Capt. James Stephens, conducted exercises that ranged through both floors of the cavernous new school. A trooper shooting blank rounds from an AK-47 assault rifle lent a chilling note of realism.
The possibility of an armed attacker is a real threat, and without adequate preparation teachers are likely to succumb to the noise, confusion and stress, and make possibly fatal mistakes, according to Stephens, who is part of a state police team that developed a response program for schools.
The teachers moved in groups through four exercises, the most basic of which was knowing when and how to hide. That could be when already in a lockable classroom, where the best procedure would be to engage the lock, douse the lights and move students into a corner away from view of the door.
They didn’t learn how to fight back. A teacher with a gun can shoot back, locking the door is useless, you can shoot the lock, hiding doesn’t always work, the bad guy can find you. As for running away, OK, maybe you can outrun the bullet, maybe you can’t. Is there one school shooter or two?
By the way, have we ever had a school shooting in America with an AK-47? This isn’t Pakistan where you can buy them anywhere, a black market AK-47 is likely to cost far more than what the average teen can afford. Legal owners of AK-47’s face so much ATF supervision that they’re unlikely to leave their guns in a way they could be stolen.
I thought Kentucky was a pro-gun state, give the teachers gun training and the ability to carry in school. Unrealistic shooting scenarios with unlikely weapons are a waste of time and money.