Wichita teachers getting response training

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita teachers are getting new training about how to respond to violent intruders.

The Wichita Eagle reports the district’s safety services staff will conduct training at South High School on Wednesday on the “Run, Hide, Fight” program.

The strategy, supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Education and other agencies, urges people confronted by an active shooter to assess the situation and respond accordingly. The response could be to run to a safe place, hide in a locked area or try to stop the intruder using items found in school, like tables or fire extinguishers.

Terri Moses, the district’s executive director of safety services, said in a release that the district wants its employees prepared, and that no single response fits all situations.

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