What do we learn from Texas school shooting here in Metro Detroit?

Posted at 5:15 PM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 17:15:06-04

Two levels of training are constantly going on to minimize a mass shooting situation for schools as well as first responders. 

That training is changing with every new case. 

With everything we’re hearing out of Texas today, is makes us fear even more.  But experts say we don’t have to. 

“There’s no two ways about it, it can be stopped and it should be stopped,” says Lee Shaykhet who is in the business of training school administrators, teachers students and anyone else who might be caught in an active shooter situation in the blink of an eye. 

Some forms of that training are called run, hide, fight. 

“That’s where the training comes in, you can respond, you can stop the threat and people are saved,” Shaykhet says.

A recent drill at Lamphere High School in Madison Heights was a test for 8 area first responders.  The scenario: what happened in Florida before this and what happened in Texas after this, a mass shooting with casualties. 

“This was a good stress test to see how we’re working together.  It was pretty successful overall,” says Lt. Kevin Powers from the Madison Heights Fire Department. 

As we learn more from what happened in Texas the training in the future will reflect how to provide the best safety for everyone involved.