All Bamberg School District 2 faculty and staff gathered at Denmark-Olar High School on Tuesday, Jan. 22, for training that could mean the difference between life and death. The training was conducted by South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Agent Eric Rosdail of the active shooter division.
S.C. state law now mandates that school districts must have an active shooter drill each semester. Tuesday’s training was held to discuss the importance of the drill and to ensure staff will recognize some of the warning signs that may lead to such an event. It included a discussion of the proper procedures to follow in the event of a school shooting, including how to stay of out of sight in a classroom, where to take cover and the importance of not panicking during the situation and that school personnel understand that they’re the frontline of response if something happens.
Rosdail’s training also provided details of previous active shooter incidents, and how important it is to follow protocol during the event and in the hours after it has occurred.