The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District hosted some hands-on training for their campus principals and security officers.

According to a release, security guards participated in three sessions, which included: an active shooter simulation training, a force-on-force training where guards got to train with Glock 9 mm handguns with paintball rounds and a wrap-restraint training in the event of uncontrollable high-risk subjects.

“We want to make sure our guards are prepared to react if emergency situations like these ever happen by exposing them to realistic scenarios,” said PSJA ISD Police Chief Garcia in a press release. “This is the first time that they are experiencing these simulated scenarios. Doing this in a controlled environment helps them see how they need to react in case of events like these.”

All principals and assistant principals also participated in a similar active shooter simulation training to help prepare them for situations.