STOREY COUNTY, NEV. (KRNV & MyNews4.com)--School bus drivers from Storey, Douglas and Churchill County got hands-on training today by instructors at APEX SCF in Storey County.
School bus drivers spent the first part of the morning in the classroom, acting out different scenarios. All of the scenarios were based around an active shooter.
Instructors say this is the first group of bus drivers they've trained in the state, but after the recent tragedies right in our own backyards, they felt it was necessary.
"It will help them because it will provide the absolute necessary tools for them to engage an active shooter when it comes to that, or profile a threat before it's too late," says Jeff May, an instructor with Apex SCF.
School bus drivers say with today's training, they feel more prepared if they are ever faced with that type of situation.
"I've got 50 kids on that bus, 5th grade and younger, I'm the only adult, I have to know what to do, and how to try and prevent it. It's just that important, those kids are too important to not do this," says Miki Wood a school bus driver and school bus instructor.