Dallas ISD Police are learning in real time, in a realistic scenario, how to make quick decisions and respond to an ‘active shooter' on a school campus.
Nearly 80 officers participated in drills inside an abandoned school in Oak Cliff.
Officers confronted four scenarios each involved someone inside a school with a weapon.
In some cases, a teacher or student was held hostage as part of the preparedness drill.
DISD Police Chief Craig Miller says the drill will better prepare officers for situations they hope they never have to face.
" The officers don't know what they're going to be faced with , we're trying to simulate as accurately as we can an actual school shooting and the officers are aware of certain elements that they're gonna be made aware of sooner or later and we expect them to act or react based upon what they see," Miller said.
Following each scenario officers discussed what went right and wrong.
The department says another training session will happen before the end of the school year, and more during the summer.
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