Alabama State University Trains Employees for Active Shooter Situation

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By Alabama News Network

Alabama State University is responding to nationwide deadly college campus shootings by training and preparing its employees to handle an active shooter situation.

About two dozen ASU faculty and staff learn learn how to help, understand and respond during critical incidents like active shootings. The group discussed common warning signs for potential shooters, and how to diffuse a crisis on ASU's campus. The university wants to have every employee ready, in the event the worst would happen in Montgomery.

ASU's Interim Police Chief, Jim Graboys, says, "A situation can always overflow from the neighborhood onto a college campus, on any college campus, so that's why we want to be prepared for this. These type of things can take place here, they can take place anywhere in the country."

There will be seven total recurring classes over the next two months, but in the future, ASU plans to offer the classes year round, and also offer it to students.

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