Department of Criminal Justice Training Explains Active Shooter Training

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In the wake of this week’s deadly school shooting at Marshall County High School, where two fifteen-year-olds lost their lives, WBON-TV went to the Department of Criminal Justice Training to gain insight on how law enforcement train cadets for active shooter situations.

Assistant Director of Training at the DOCJT John Schawrtz explained that this is a crucial component of the 23 week courses at the DOCJT, as well as the yearly training that law enforcement officers all across Kentucky come to Richmond to receive.

Also of note, today, Governor Matt Bevin announced that in reverence for this week’s deadly shooting at Marshall County High School, all state flags could fly at half mast through sundown on the 30th. KY Dept of Criminal Justice Training​ acted accordingly, and multiple cadets stopped to salute. Watch the video to get the full interview as well as footage of the flag being lowered.