Students attend active shooter assemblies

Ashley Steinbugl , Reporter

During the past month, school shootings have been in the news.  Many area schools have begun new safety initiatives.  Students in this district attended initial active shooter trainings.

 Students learned three simple steps:  Run, Hide, Fight. These steps are being taught to help protect teachers, staff and students.

“ Yes, I think the assembly had a lot of good tips on how to stay safe during a school shooting and how you can protect and defend yourself,” eighth grader Madison Zimmerer said. “They help you in case you were in a room or close to an active shooter.” 

Teachers had attended training at a past in-service, and students attended assemblies in February.

“I don’t like the thought of them, and they scare me and make me worried that one could happen at our school,” Zimmerer said.

“It’s upsetting to know what the world has came too,” Reed said.

Although building police officers trained the students, state police officers trained teachers.  This training is offered for free to businesses, churches and school.
Base officials recommend active-duty service members, civil servants, contractors, families, retirees and veterans keep vigilant to help ensure their safety and the safety of those around them.