OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Overland Park Police hope their new training will help save lives in the future.
On Wednesday, police conducted active shooter training at Antioch Middle School.
It’s used to help officers make quick decisions in loud and sometimes violent situations in public places.
Organizers say in an active shooter situation, police often have to ignore their initial training.
"Normally, when a police officer finds someone in need, their first instinct is to help them,” said Roger Pesek, director of Overland Park Police Emergency Services. “In this scenario, they have to bypass that person in need to prevent more loss of life."
In the past, the department has used a movie theater for similar training.
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