While students are on spring break, officers went inside Dothan High School so that in case of an emergency at the school, they would have a better grasp on the situation.
Dothan High students aren't roaming the halls during spring break, but the Dothan city police are having a class of their own. The special response team is using the vacant building this week to brush up on response tactics.
"These are skills that members take back to their squads, who are not SRT members but they also benefit from the tactics that we deliver and use."
Members of the SRT were practicing what to do during vehicle assaults, hostage rescues, and barricaded gunmen. They were also coming up with plans in case an active shooter event.
"If you have a plan and you've rehearsed it, you're familiar with the techniques, you want to employ that situation; it takes a big structure and makes it manageable."
Police are getting to know the inside of the building better so that in case of an emergency at the school, they can respond properly.
"Every second that you waist developing a game plan could be another innocent person that's lose their life."
Officials say that it’s important to be organized in the event of an emergency so that it can be tackled efficiently.