The Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division recently unveiled two new school bus safety videos that depict the unarmed response of a school bus driver to an active shooter scenario.
The videos, produced through a joint effort of the Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Education, School Transportation Association of Indiana and the Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation, is intended to be used as a training tool for school bus drivers to reduce potential injuries and fatalities which could result during violent acts.
To view the videos go to http://www.in.gov/isp/2988.htm and click under the link “Training Videos for Bus Drivers."
The information contained in the videos is neither intended to be, nor represented as, professional or legal advice. If a school or a school bus driver has specific issues or questions concerning local, state or federal laws or possible civil or criminal liability they should consult with private legal counsel.
If your school district would like more information on this topic or if you would like a live presentation of the Safe Schools/Unarmed Response to an Active Shooter, please contact your local State Police Post or the Indiana State Police School Bus Safety Coordinator at https://secure.in.gov/ISP/BusInspections/Public/Index or via the link from the Indiana School Bus Public Access Web Portal at https://secure.in.gov/ISP/BusInspections/Public/Index
“The Indiana State Police is committed to the safety of our children and school bus drivers. If a violent act is encountered on a school bus, a plan and preparation of actions could be the tools needed to survive” stated CVED Sgt. Chris Kath. “Be prepared to take action to keep yourself and our school children safe.”
More information concerning school safety can be found at the Indiana State Police website at www.in.gov/isp. Click on the link “School Safety.”