A drill helped law enforcement prepare for an active shooter on campus.
In the quiet days between semesters at Sam Houston State University, the third floor of Smith-Hutson Business Building erupted with shouts and the sounds of gunfire.
But this was not the latest in a series of mass attacks plaguing college or school campuses across the country. It was an Active Shooter Training exercise by law enforcement agencies in Walker County to help prepare officers to respond to a disaster. The mock scenarios, which included simunitions and blank guns, were tested in college setting in classrooms and a residence hall.