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Active shooter training at Cienega High School

Posted at 3:31 PM, Jun 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-29 20:00:06-04

Pima County Sheriff's Office will be held an active shooter Workshop on Wednesday at Cienega High School. 

The workshop will showcase to students different active shooter scenarios and how law enforcement responds to such situation. 



The scenarios were a suicidal student, a man with a gun on campus, classroom lockdown and finally ending with law enforcement response. 

PCSD used the FBI "Run, hide and fight" protocol. 



Officials say if you're ever in a building during an active shooter situation follow these steps:

  • Lock the door
  • Barricade the door with furniture
  • Turn lights off 
  • Hide in a safe place 
  • Call 911

"The idea of barricading is to create as much of a barrier as possible between you and the active shooter," says Deputy, Cody Gress with PCSD. 

The barricading technique saved hundreds of lives during the Virginia Tech shooting. 

"We've learned a lot from these active shooter situations which have been all tragic if we can educate the public in settings such as schools," said Gress. 

Opening up dialouge and empowering others with options on how to stay alive in an active shooter situation.

"It's really going to have a great impact on preventing loss of life in the future," says Gress.

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