Gov. Abbott wants Texas State University to provide active-shooter training to schools

He also asked for an ‘after-action’ debrief of the Uvlade shooting once the investigation is complete.
By: | June 7, 2022

Gov. Greg Abbott wants more active shooter response training for schools, particularly for district police and school resource officers.

On Monday, the governor sent a letter to Pete Blair, the executive director of the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training program at Texas State University, directing him to “begin providing” his organization’s training program “to all school districts across the state, prioritizing school-based law enforcement.”

The letter stated that training for all districts must start before the next school year begins, and Abbott knows that trainers within the state’s Department of Public Safety “stand ready to help provide this life-saving training to campuses across the state as quickly as possible.”

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