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Active shooter training provides education on real-life scenarios

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

With all of the shootings that have plagued our country lately, many schools have been working to not only provide extra security, but also education.

Columbus Technical College is working to keep students and staff safe on its campus by having them participate in active shooter training sessions.

They will see short scenario videos and have their questions answered by criminal justice program director and trainer for the sheriff's department, Felix Davila.

We had the chance to speak to him and he explains why reaching out to colleges about this issue is so important.

"Law enforcement has been already trained in response to an active shooter, but the group that has been lacking the training, or at least the awareness level is the colleges, schools and the private sector," said Davila.

He said knowing what to do in an active shooter situation is important during events with a large group of people, like a graduation.

He says the best thing to do is evacuate, and if that isn't possible, find a place to hide.

There will be two more sessions on Monday that are open to the public - one at 2 p.m. and one at 4 p.m. in room 100 of Carl Patrick Hall.

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