VWCS Bus Drivers Undergo Active Threat Training

Van Wert City School bus drivers went through intense “Active Threat on a Bus” training, Wednesday, August 15. Knowing that danger can strike anywhere, anytime, bus drivers convened at Van Wert High School from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to listen to presentations by the Van Wert City Police Department and Van Wert County Sheriff’s Department. Bus drivers watched videos of different scenarios that can occur on a bus route before taking to the buses themselves to practice. Officer Greg Blackmore and Sergeant Ed Klausing provided one-on-one training for each driver, acting as students or a potential threat and walked them through various ways of handling situations that may occur on a bus. Thank you to Van Wert City Police Chief Joel Hammond and Van Wert County Sheriff Tom Riggenbach for providing this invaluable training for our drivers! Van Wert City Schools continues to focus on school safety as a priority.