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Emergency responders, law enforcement, school officals get crisis training

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Posted at 8:23 PM, Feb 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-27 20:23:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)--Law enforcement and school districts from across Florida and South Georgia are learning how to protect themselves and children at schools.

This of course comes after the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school.

The panhandle area educational consortium held the first of three workshops in Wakulla today.

The goal to teach law enforcement and school officials how to handle a serious crisis on school campuses.

Tone Ganstine, the organization's risk manager said these workshops are much needed after several tragedies have claimed young lives.

These emergency responders now learning how to respond to emergency situations, also how to plan for them, and how to react once a situation has occurred.

"I think the school administrators and teachers are starting to realize that it can happen here and they just can't sit around and expect it not to happen they have to prepared for every situation," said Ganstine.

The workshops will continue throughout the week. The next stop is in Chipley Thursday and Florida Department of Law Enforcement Friday in Tallahassee.