The Carl D. Perkins Vocational Training Center conducts active shooter training for personnel

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THELMA, Ky. (WYMT) – In an effort to prepare for the worst, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office has held active-shooter training for personnel at the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Training Center in Thelma.

From security personnel and educators to administrative staff, dozens of people gathered at the vocational training facility on Wednesday to learn more about what to do if they find themselves in one of these situations.

“In today’s world, you never know what’s going to happen or what events might happen, so it’s always good to have trained staff and think about these things and be ready and prepared. “, said Alan Gullett, manager of the Carl D. Perkins. Professional formation center.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office briefed the trainees on the different shooting scenarios they might face and even acted out scenarios with everyone to show them what they need to do to keep themselves and others safe. their entourage.

“We need to do this in every school and we need to do this more often, much more often,” Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Tim Clark said. “It’s very beneficial.”

Clark said the three main things to remember when facing an active shooter are to run, hide or fight. Knowing which choice is best for you could save your life.

If you would like to arrange training for your workplace, you can contact the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office at (606) 789-3411 for more information.

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