Active shooter training includes sign language

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Police in Danville incorporated sign language into a recent active shooter training session at the Kentucky School for the Deaf.

The training gave officers a chance to learn some simple signs that could aid the deaf in an emergency.

The Advocate Messenger of Danville reports the officers learned signs for "follow," ''stop," ''where" and "stay."

Danville Police have begun implementing the language largely due to the placement of the school within the city limits. But officers are planning to use the limited signals in all active shooter trainings, no matter the location, so that it becomes second nature in case of a real situation.

KSD guidance counselor Stu Harper says it's good to have police comfortable with the layout of the building and able to communicate with hearing impaired children.

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