Dallas Institutions Coalesce For Active Shooter Prevention Training

American Airlines Center
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The International Association of Venue Managers, American Airlines Center, and the Dallas Independent School District are organizing a community outreach program for students and school staff May 21. 
The “See, Say, Do Something” campaign, to be held at American Airlines Center, will teach Dallas residents how to prevent, prepare, deal with and recover from active shooters. 
The program was designed for students, and will be presented to 6,000 middle and high school students and 1,000 elementary school workers. The program will feature the local Chief of Police, a professor of crowd dynamics from UNLV, a representative of the Department of Homeland Security, an FBI specialist in active shooters, a Dallas County District Judge, and IAVM Director of Education Mark Herrera.
“With recent tragedies, we feel there is a need to act and offer our support and resources to educate young people on how they can act to prevent similar situations and what to do if these situations occur,” Dave Brown, American Airlines Center COO & General Manager said in a statement. “We are proud to be supporting our community in hosting an important event like See, Say, Do, Something and we’re hoping to see other venues and cities take part in the future.” 
The program comes as a response to a series of high-profile school shootings throughout the U.S., the most recent being at Dixon High School in Illinois May 16, where, fortunately, no one was hurt thanks to police officer Mark Dallas.
A benefit concert for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was held May 16 at Pompano Beach Amphitheater in Florida, featuring New Found Glory, Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional and William Ryan Key of Yellowcard. The event raised funds for the victims of a Feb. 14 high school shooting that killed 17.