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UPDATE: Active Shooter Training Held in Piqua

PIQUA --  Thanks to Piqua Police Friday's Active Shooter Training gave 'hands on' a whole new meaning for teachers at Upper Valley Career Center.

Parents and teachers have these names eared in their memories: Columbine, Virginia Tech, and Newtown.

On Friday teachers at the UVCC learned how to keep your children safe through emergency situations.

"Beyond just telling them something they are trying it out for themselves," Piqua Police Chief Bruce Jamison said.

The staff endured an entire day of defensive moves, ways to hunker down and lay down, and various escape routes. The staff was put through the ringer.

 "Realistic situations that would allow them to practice develop those skills that will help them in unusual and challenging situations," Nancy Luce, UVCC Superintendent, explained during the training.

But often the hardest, and most integral step,  in ensuring safety is determining where the shots are coming from

"I could kinda get an idea of where it was and how loud it might be and if I was put in that situation hopefully I could determine the best option for me and my students," Teacher Amanda Helmstetter said proudly.

To avoid rattling the high schoolers there, no students took part  in the training.


EARLIER COVERAGE....

PIQUA -- Some local teachers are learning how to protect your children if there was ever an active shooter inside their school.

Piqua police held the training at the Upper Valley Career Center Friday to teach staff defensive moves, ways to hunker down and how to lay down escape routes.

''We really felt that for all of our staff it was really important to engage in real, realistic situations that would allow them to practice develop those skills that will help them in unusual and challenging situations.''

No students took part in the training.
 

 
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