WATERFORD, Mich. (WXYZ) - Dozens of teachers from Oakland County will get hands-on training Thursday to learn how to handle an active shooter inside their building.
Leaders from the Oakland County Homeland Security Division and the Oakland County Sheriff's Department organized the program.
Teachers and other school staff members will learn how to respond to a shooter and what to do if a mass shooting takes place.
"Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly, which requires people on the scene to be prepared both mentally and physically while waiting for law enforcement to arrive," said Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard.
There were 85 spots available in today's session, but all have been filled.
Originally, there were five training seminars scheduled throughout the next few weeks. All of them were booked by January 23 so leaders decided to add two new sessions.
As of this morning, there were still spots available in the seminars taking place on February 15.
The first session runs from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The second session runs from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Both seminars will take place in the Oakland Schools building, located at 2111 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford.
Each seminar on February 15 is limited to 120 participants. The deadline to register is February 14. All seminars are free.
So far, more than 580 people have signed up for seminars.
For more information, contact Oakland Schools Event Management at (248) 209-2500.
You can also sign up for a seminar by clicking here.