“They didn’t wait,” Davis said. “They immediately went to the scene and gave first aid and drove the victims out of the building as quickly as possible.”
He said: “With the training we are doing with our active shooter protocol, this situation can become very bad.”
Since the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, police departments across the country have drastically changed the process and protocol in how they respond to active shooter incidents. Instead of securing the area and waiting for backup, law enforcement on the first scene is typically trained to engage immediately.