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The US Army are making a game to train teachers to respond to school shootings

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With nearly a quarter of mass shootings in the USA occurring in or around schools, a 'serious' videogame is in development that will train teachers to respond to such scenarios.

It is the work of the US Army, the department of Homeland Security, and Cole Engineering Services, a tech firm who develop simulation-based training programmes and serious games. It is based on a soldier training simulation, but is being repurposed for school shootings, with input from the mother of a victim of the Sandy Hook massacre. 

Gizmodo's video on the game features Tamara Griffith, of the Army Research Laboratory, explaining its goals:

"The more experience you have, the better your chances of survival. This allows you to practice, and have multiple experiences, to know what works and what doesn't work."

Teachers are able to lock doors and order children to line up along interior classroom walls to keep out of sight. As Griffith explains, this is not something that they chose to deal with in their career, but "unfortunately, it is becoming a reality, and so we want to give them that chance to understand what options are available to them."

Homeland Security say the simulation will be ready to launch in spring this year.

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geopyth Avatar
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3 Months ago

hey there to us all, there is another solution to the above problem! BAN WEAPONS. How many attacks do you think we have in EU from students carrying guns?? None

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Wurn Avatar
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3 Months ago

Was going to say the same thing...

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Disruption. Avatar
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3 Months ago

And that what makes you subjects, not citizens. Learn history before you speak about gun confiscation. Also dont believe the stats on gun violence. There are liberal outlets that include suicides and self defense as a gun statistic. Do your own research and not base your decision on emotion. You in Europe have enough to worry about with your immigration. Good luck with that.

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Antitheus Avatar
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3 Months ago

I hope you're joking.

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Darkedone02 Avatar
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3 Months ago

the problem is how often do teachers play video games? expectantly the older teachers...

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troutkitty Avatar
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3 Months ago

How old do you think most teachers are, kid? And how do you think they remained untouched by technology over the past thirty years?

Any teacher younger than fifty probably had an NES growing up.

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Darkedone02 Avatar
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3 Months ago

Not from where I attend both middle and high school, very few of them did play any video games... at least I remember one teacher in my arts and humanity teacher played civilization 1 or 2 back in the day.

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holmesc Avatar
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3 Months ago

Pumped up kicks should be used in the trailer

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