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Texas is the home to ALERRT, one of the pre-eminent active shooter training programs hosted by the Texas State University. Those trained in active shootings should know the protocols for active shooter versus barricaded shooter. That being said, there will be lots of questions, some very deep investigations and ultimately, there will be reports showing the failures and the wins including whether remaining fixed was appropriate or if the PD, Sheriff's office and school staff had any recent ASR training. But it should drive home to schools to not get complacent with security, especially with copycats wanting their 15 minutes of grim fame.

Shields, breaching equipment and training should not be a luxury for agencies. It's damnable shame that the Biden Administration and their ilk won't see that and fund that rather than worrying about little used LVNRs. The money recently spent on supporting Ukraine could have paid for shields, breaching tools and compensation for training time for every agency in the US. Hell, all the money spent on Ukraine over the last three months could have paid for added physical security to nearly every rural or small school district in our country. But politicians want dead kids to push their agendas and will blame agencies for the failures rather than appropriately harden and secure schools.
 

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I've found ALERRT to be more LE focused whereas ALICE is more business/civilian focused in approaches and response. Otherwise, lots of similarities.
 

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In actuality, there is a truth to what the commander may have erroneously seen or decided to do: does the situation evolve from active shooting to a barricaded subject? That potentially changes the response although even in a barricaded situation, you are still entering with RTFs to conduct warm zone extractions to a CCP.

Again, lots to digest when a report is completed, rather than dribbles of information or erroneous information.
 
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I'm going to wade into this from a former PIO perspective. Frankly, the entire dissemination of information was a giant golf foxtrot. They should have had a singular voice from the start and that same voice disseminating information throughout. A PIO collects the information, distills it to what needs to be said, answers what questions they can and shut down news conferences when they go sideways (akin to the Francis O'rourke dbaggery show). PIOs keep the message and information focused.
 

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Now the Uvalde police and school district police are reportedly no longer cooperating with the Texas probe into the incident...

That seems pretty unusual to say the least...

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That is unfortunate, if correct. It simply adds further fuel to the fires of distrust within the community, county and state. Who ultimately comes out the winners (for the lack of a better term) will be the lawyers.
 
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