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  170.315.  Active shooter and intruder response training for schools program established, purpose — mandatory drill to be conducted. — 1.  There is hereby established the Active Shooter and Intruder Response Training for Schools Program (ASIRT).  Each school district and charter school may, by July 1, 2014, include in its teacher and school employee training a component on how to properly respond to students who provide them with information about a threatening situation and how to address situations in which there is a potentially dangerous or armed intruder in the school.  Training may also include information and techniques on how to address situations where an active shooter is present in the school or on school property.

  2.  Each school district and charter school may conduct the training on an annual basis.  If no formal training has previously occurred, the length of the training may be eight hours.  The length of annual continuing training may be four hours.

  3.  All school personnel shall participate in a simulated active shooter and intruder response drill conducted and led by law enforcement professionals.  Each drill may include an explanation of its purpose and a safety briefing.  The training shall require each participant to know and understand how to respond in the event of an actual emergency on school property or at a school event.  The drill may include:

  (1)  Allowing school personnel to respond to the simulated emergency in whatever way they have been trained or informed; and

  (2)  Allowing school personnel to attempt and implement new methods of responding to the simulated emergency based upon previously used unsuccessful methods of response.

  4.  All instructors for the program shall be certified by the department of public safety's peace officers standards training commission.

  5.  School districts and charter schools may consult and collaborate with law enforcement authorities, emergency response agencies, and other organizations and entities trained to deal with active shooters or potentially dangerous or armed intruders.

  6.  Public schools shall foster an environment in which students feel comfortable sharing information they have regarding a potentially threatening or dangerous situation with a responsible adult.

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(L. 2013 S.B. 75)


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