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Police train for emergency at Kentucky School for the Deaf with sign language
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, December 28, 2013 1:51 PM EST
Police in Danville incorporated sign language into a recent active shooter training session at the Kentucky School for the Deaf.
The Advocate Messenger of Danville reports the officers learned signs for "follow," ''stop," ''where" and "stay."
Danville Police have begun implementing the language largely due to the placement of the school within the city limits. But officers are planning to use the limited signals in all active shooter trainings, no matter the location, so that it becomes second nature in case of a real situation.
KSD guidance counselor Stu Harper says it's good to have police comfortable with the layout of the building and able to communicate with hearing impaired children.
Information from: The (Danville, Ky.) Advocate-Messenger, http://www.centralkynews.com/amnews