Active shooter training sessions open to Oakland County teachers
3:58 PM, Jan 11, 2013
4:42 PM, Jan 11, 2013
(WXYZ) - Teachers and school staff in Oakland County will be able to attend training sessions in January and February to learn how to react in an active shooter situation.
Created by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Sheriff Michael Bouchard and Oakland Schools Superintendent Dr. Vickie Markavitch, the five training sessions available will have experts from the Oakland County Homeland Security Division and the sheriff's office teaching participants how to keep their schools safe.
"Dec. 14, 2012 is emblazoned on our memories forever," Patterson said in a news release. "Many died in the Newtown, Conn. tragedy. But many others survived because teachers knew just what to do with a shooter in the building."
The staff and teachers who want to participate in a session should register with Oakland Schools Event Management one day prior to the date of the training by calling 248-209-2500.
The training sessions will be held on the dates as follows:
Thursday, Jan. 24 One session: 1-3:30 p.m. Oakland County Executive Office Building Conference Center 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford (Limit 85 attendees)
Monday, Feb. 11 Two sessions: 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Oakland Schools Building 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford (Limit 60 attendees each session)
Tuesday, Feb. 19 Two sessions: 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Oakland Schools Building 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford (Limit 120 attendees each session)