Broward Schools Using 8-Minute Video To Meet Active Shooter Training Requirement

Sep 27, 2019

The Broward School District is rushing to meet a state deadline to train school staff on how to survive a school shooting, teaching life-or-death safety measures through an eight-minute video.

For the past two weeks, teachers and staff have been required to attend mandatory active assailant training at their school, which usually lasts no more than 15 or 20 minutes.

In some schools, a principal or assistant principal has read a PowerPoint presentation aloud, while in others they play a video where two district security officials read from the same eight-minute script that closely resembles a seven-page list of procedures emailed to staff.

Read more at the Sun Sentinel.