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"Active" Shooter Training Prepares Law Enforcement For Worst-Case Scenarios

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Local law enforcement trains every year for active shooter situations. Local law enforcement trains every year for active shooter situations.
PICKENS, SC -

Local law enforcement trains every year for active shooter situations.

"You put the officers under actual stress, you have the bad guys, good guys, victims and suspects, and they have to think on their feet," Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark said.

Clark says his deputies train several times a year inside schools, universities and hospitals.

Clark says this training method is the same training officers in DC were forced to use Monday, after investigators say a man opened fire in the Navy Yard, killing at least 12 people.

"The base of the training can fit almost any situation you need it to," Clark said.

Clark says once the threat is over deputies and responders need to be trained to handle the hundreds of witnesses. He says sometimes severe trauma can distort what people see.

"First off separate witnesses, give them a few minutes to calm down at large scale shootings there's a tremendous task to get everyone interviewed," Clark said.

Clark says fortunately he never had to deal with a live active shooter scenario but knows the amount of training his deputies go through they are absolutely prepared for the worst.

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