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Active shooter training to be held at Georgia Southern
Led by the Statesboro division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
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Local law enforcement agencies will be conducting active shooter response training at Georgia Southern University through Thursday, Aug. 6.

Led by the Statesboro division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the training sessions will be held at the College of Business Education building, said Jan Bond, associate vice president of GSU 's Office of Marketing and Communication.

More than 60 law enforcement officers from the Georgia Southern University Police Department, the Statesboro Police Department, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, the Statesboro FBI office, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Brooklet Police Department and other agencies will be trained in tactics on how to respond should the area ever be faced with such an event.

The sessions will include classroom discussions and hands-on scenarios in which "active shooters" are involved, and participants will use "simunition" weapons to create a more realistic environment.

The Statesboro Herald will publish an article later this week including further details of the event as well as comments from law enforcement officials involved.

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