On August 3, 2019, a man walked into the Walmart in the Cielo Vista neighborhood and murdered 22 people. He also wounded an additional 27 people. There has not been much video released from the horrible day, but a few pieces of video show people hiding under tables and chairs to try and survive the active shooting incident.

We cannot even imagine what those victims went through that day and we hope that no one will ever have to go through that in the future, but what should you do if you are in an active shooter incident?

The Ysleta Independent School District is going to hold six active-shooter training sessions to help you and your family survive if you are ever caught up in such a horrible situation.

Local law enforcement agencies will be working in conjuction with the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event (CRASE) training sessions. The sessions are free and open to the public. Your kids are probably undergoing training of this sort in their school. You should also undergo this training because knowledge is power, and in this case, knowledge could give you the power to survive an active shooting incident.

If you would like more information on these training sessions you can call the YISD Emergency Operations and Preparedness office at 915-434-0560.

These are the dates of the training sessions. All sesssions begin at 5:30 p.m.:

Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the Bel Air HS Cafeteria
Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Del Valle HS Theater
Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Eastwood HS Theater
Wednesday, Oct. 2 at the Hanks HS Theater
Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Parkland HS Theater
Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the Riverside HS Theater
Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the Ysleta HS Auditorium