Fla. police department training for active shooter in schools

"We can't afford to wait for the SWAT team when innocent people can be dying inside"

By Jerome Burdi
The Sun-Sentinel
 5 phases of the active shooter 
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. The 911 call is placed: There's a man with a gun in a school. Police rush to the scene.

Faced with this scenario in the past, police had been trained to secure the building perimeter. But that changed following the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, where police waited 40 minutes for SWAT teams to enter and students were slain.

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