Office of Catholic Schools Hosts Active School Shooters Training Course
Friday, 31 May 2013 14:48

            The Ohio Police Officers Training Association and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office will conduct an Active School Shooters Training Course on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, 2121 Reno Drive, NE, in Louisville, Ohio. The training is hosted by the Office of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Youngstown.

           The goal of the workshop is to empower school staff to intervene with students who could pose a danger to schools and promote communication with local law enforcement.  The primary objective is to help educators and staff understand ways to prevent violence, as well as respond, to save lives.

            This course will cover the Five Phases of the Active School Shooters as developed by Dan Marcou.  It will provide educators with insight as to the minds of the killers and what to look for in future active shooters.  The course will give school personnel and others that work inside a school environment an idea of the thoughts and actions of active shooters before they commit their crimes. The course will also include training on how to respond when an active shooter is in your area.
            This professional development opportunity is open to Catholic and public school educators, and interested community members.

            Deadline for registration is June 7. Register with the Office of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Youngstown, by calling Cheryl Zalac at 330-744-8451, ext. 293, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .