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Springs Police Reassure Public They Are Trained For Active Shootings


The Colorado Springs Police Department has recently received a number of calls from concerned parents.
They are asking if police are prepared for an active shooting, like the mass shooting that happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
Springs Police tell 11 News all of its officers who have graduated from the Police Academy have been thoroughly trained on active shooting situations.
A lieutenant explained in the meeting that police have gone through all Colorado Springs schools and given their risk assessments to the schools.
The say more importantly the schools have then taken that information and created their own safety procedures because more often than not, active shootings are over before police arrive.
Police say it's imperative that the schools practice emergency escapes or practice getting to a safe area in the school.
Police officers have floor plans to Springs schools on their computers in police vehicles. The Colorado Springs police spokesperson says police are on high visibility now because of the shooting in Connecticut.
Parents are happy to hear police are taking precautions and have plans in place for any type of shooting at a school or business.
CSPD will also give businesses a risk assessment and help them come up with the best safety plans, in case of an active shooting.
Pueblo police sent out a poster Tuesday, giving tips on how you should react to a active shooting scene, saying if your life is truly in danger, take action.
They say as a last result you could even throw something at the shooter.


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