School Resource Officers around Lafayette parish train for disaster

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Active shooter incident drills going on today at Teurlings High School

Friday, August 2, 2013 - 11:21am

School resource officers all around Lafayette parish are participating in their annual "active shooter incident" training today.  This year they picked Teurlings HIgh School to run numerous practice drills familiarizing themselves with the campus and preparing for a potential real threat to come on one of the parish's campuses.

"We're always at a heightened alert because we know that at anytime we could have a threat on one of our campuses.  We want to be prepared, and for the last several years we have continued to train and continue to change our method of operation so that in the event a threat does occur we'll be as prepared as possible," says Corporal Paul Mouton, Lafayette Police.

There are school resource officers at every high school and middle school in Lafayette parish, including Teurlings that just signed a contract this year.  School resource officers go to a national convention every year to keep up to date on new information and training skills, then come back and train with what they've learned.

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