Crawford County Schools- Pittsburg, KS

Crawford County schools are more prepared to deal with an active shooter, following training Thursday.McCracken, along with Cpt. Danny Smith of the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, spoke to over 50 educators and college students during an active shooter training session at a lecture hall in Pittsburg State University’s Kansas Technology Center on Thursday. The training, which started before the Christmas break and continues through the week, teaches people to forgo the previously accepted notion to hide. “It’s a system that hopefully empowers people to do something that will increase their survivability,” McCracken said. “When you (hide) you are not doing anything to protect yourself, you are basically a sitting duck, a target.”“I thought it was informational because we will be the first people when someone comes through the door,” said Molly Barrows, a secretary at Frontenac middle school. “I have more information on what I should do.” “I was thinking, ‘OK, I have this stuff on my desk I could throw at somebody,”’ said Courtney Koenig, a secretary at Frontenac High School. Read more