Local elementary school does training against active shooters
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- With an uptick of shootings across America, parents are worried about their child's safety, especially after the Uvalde shooting, which also caused anxiety in kids.
Baker Butler Elementary School held an ALICE training for its faculty, which gives tips on how to deal with a shooter incident.
The school was the only school that participated in the training in the county.
“So, we’re just giving our teachers more options and empowering them with some choices,” said Seth Kennard, the principal of Baker Butler Elementary School.
The training involved new options for dealing with school shooters, using various techniques.
“We just have to reassure the kids that our number one job every time you step through these doors is to keep you safe. And we are going through training, and we are doing everything in our power to do that for you,” said Courtney Bernsen, Baker-Butler Elementary counselor.
Kennard said that keeping a calm reaction, and feeling prepared is how the school hopes to empower its teachers heading into this school year.