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Active shooter training

Louisiana Tech faculty gets lesson in how to respond

Louisiana Tech University’s College of Business faculty spent part of Friday afternoon learning what to do should they encounter an active shooter or someone whose behavior raises safety concerns.

The training was part of a building-by-building program designed to familiarize faculty and staff across the campus with shooter characteristics and basic defense procedures.

Though Friday’s session followed by two days a mass shooting at a Florida high school, the training had been planned since before Christmas, university Police Chief Randal Hermes said.

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