UofL works with Dept. of Homeland Security to handle shooting situation

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 14 at 7:58 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- In the wake of another school shooting that we were telling about Wednesday night, the University of Louisville and other security experts are teaming up to focus on handling these situations.

Almost a year ago there was the mass murder of 20 elementary school children and six adults at Sandy Hook in Newtown, Conn.

Last night three students were shot and injured outside a Pittsburgh high school. On Thursday, Nov. 14, the University of Louisville teamed up with the Kentucky office of the Department of Homeland Security to hold a workshop to make sure their campus is prepared for an active shooting situation.

“There are some lessons that can be learned from these instances, especially from a response side, in every situation more lessons are learned from a response aspect,” Aaron Horner, Ky. Office of Homeland Security, said.

More than 150 people attended Thursday's event including UofL staff and local emergency personnel.

Most schools like UofL also send out immediate alerts via phone and email to students and parents in the event of any emergency.
 

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