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Broussard Police plan training at BMS; residents may hear gunshots

Posted: 1:56 PM, Aug 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-05 14:56:03-04

Tomorrow morning, Broussard Police will be conducting an awareness training at Broussard Middle, and they’re letting the public know so no one is alarmed. 

They’ll be firing several blanks during the training, so educators can learn what gunfire sounds and smells like. 

Area law enforcement, Central Office Personnel of LPSS and media are all receiving notice of this training which is expected to last about 1 hour.  Additionally barricades will be placed on the entrance and exits to the school along with a marked unit and officer monitoring the area.  Safety measures will be taken as to not allowing any weapons or ammo in the building as well.

The gunshots will familiarize educators of the sounds and smell of gunshots, so that there can be some awareness and recognition of danger and to compare this sound to other like noises such as vehicle backfire or transformer malfunctions. Police say they will have some officers going through the school checking each classroom to make sure the teachers are following their lockdown protocol as well. This will not be a full scale drill but enough to educate the school staff on these types of incidents.

There will be no students on campus on this day, this training is designed for educators and administrators only.