POLO (WIFR) – It’s been almost a year since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School and as many take time to reflect on that tragedy, some local teachers are learning how to better defend themselves in the event of a similar situation.
Polo School District teachers and staff took part in active shooter training today at their high school.
They’ve been learning how to take down a suspect armed with a pistol or assault rifle. The Rock Valley Police department led the training today and say it’s important that small schools get this opportunity because you never know when a tragedy like this can happen again.
“It's important to recognize that we got to reject that human response of denial and that it can happen here, it can happen anywhere,” said Rock Valley College Police Chief Joe Drought.