Local Law Enforcement Trains for Mass Shooting Scenarios

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 STATESVILLE, NC — Dozens of local law enforcement officers are learning how to respond to mass shootings and active shooters.  WCCB Charlotte got a look at the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training, or ALERRT, Thursday in Statesville.

More than 60 police officers, deputies and troopers are taking part.  They’re using the old Ebenezer School to test their skills.

“We’re trying to put them through different types of scenarios,” said instructor Jeff Waters.  “You know, what they may encounter out in real life, you know, to try and prepare them as best we can.”

“Any advantage we can give to the officers is another advantage we give to a citizen, or somebody that could be a victim in an active shooting situation,” said Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell.

The FBI developed the training program following recent mass shooting incidents