Thu December 20, 2012
Cincinnati Chief offers schools crisis training
Cincinnati's police chief says he's an advocate of legal gun ownership, but feels like the country needs to do a better job restricting gun sales. James Craig addressed the deadly school shooting in Connecticut during his news conference Thursday. He says the idea of simply arming school employees is not a wise response:
"Certainly we can look at other options, but when you talk about arming school teachers or a school administrator without the appropriate training, and training is not just going to a target range and being able to hit center mass. How do you deal with a crisis? We're talking about a place with children."
Craig says the police department has been involved in robust training during the past year on how to deal with a mass casualty, especially one involving an active shooter. He wants to offer training to school administrators on how to respond to a crisis on campus. Craig says it's a program the department is going to develop very quickly.