Lampasas students and faculty train for gun crisis on campus

LAMPASAS, Texas (KXAN) – Security experts from SBG Solutions will hold sessions at the middle and high school Monday to train about 1,800 students and faculty how to handle active shooters on campus.  There were 28 shooting incidents at American schools that killed 49 people. Now, Lampasas schools want their students and faculty to be ready for the worst.

“Unfortunately, in this day and age, in the society we live in, we have to be prepared,” said superintendent Randy Hoyer.

The training will include teaching a full alert, a total lock down, how to run if necessary, and as a last resort, how to fight.

Christie Cofield has seen five of her children through Lampasas High, with a sixth currently finishing up his senior year.

“We’re living in a different world than the one I grew up in and we have to adapt,” she said. “I’m happy we have an administration and school board willing to face this head on.”

“It’s a good lesson,” said Lance Cofield, a tennis star at the school who hopes to go on to a career in criminal justice. “They have a gun, we have books and phones. We can chuck our phones at them, but other than that, just break a window and get out of there.”

Administrators hope these lessons carry over when students are in other crowded places, like a mall, a theater or a church.

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