Teachers in Michigan get hands-on training to handle school shootings

Law enforcement offiers organize training

WATERFORD, Mich. - Dozens of teachers in Michigan will get hands-on training to learn how to handle an active shooter inside their school. 

The program, organized by Michigan law enforcement officers, will teach school staff 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.

More than 580 people have signed up for seminars.

Discussions on gun control and gun safety have come to the national forefront since nearly three dozen people, including 20 children, were killed in the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

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