TOPEKA (WIBW)-- The situation may have not been real, but K-State Air Force cadets learned the grim reality of how to react to an active shooter on campus.
The cadets partnered with the K-State Police Department on a large scale active shooter training scenario Wednesday.
The ALICE training which is an acronym for "alert- lockdown, inform, counter and evaluate" allows the cadets to partner with local emergency professionals on what to do if there's an active shooter on campus.
The training included sounds of gunfire and realistic looking victims and perpetrators.
"Well this type of training in today's environment where we had across our nation unfortunately active shooters incidents have occurred. Last year in 2016 headquarters ROTC put out a requirement that all of cadre and students cadets perform annual training and as apart of that training we are able to link with the campus police department and do a more realistic scenario for them," Lt. Col. Shawn Martin said.
The Manhattan Fire Department also participated in Wednesday's event. This is the first time the cadets have practiced this type of scenario on such a large scale.