UIS prepares campus with active shooter training

The University of Illinois Springfield will be training students and faculty how to react to an active shooter. (WRSP File Photo)

The University of Illinois Springfield will be training students and faculty how to react to an active shooter.

The campus police department is holding an active shooter training class March 2.

The class includes a video plus a question and answer session with University Police.

UIS spokesman Derek Schnapp said the campus must be prepared for anything.

"I think that as many workshops and training that our staff and our police do, I think that every situation can be different and unique, so you do your best to plan and prepare," said Schnapp.

Later in the spring semester, UIS is planning an active shooter drill.

Police said the March 2 training will help pare for the drill.

If students and faculty can't make the training, the video will be available to them online.

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