Charlotte leaders talk active shooter preparedness

Community leaders are taking a proactive approach when it comes to active shooter training.

Thursday, more than 100 officials attended an active shooter seminar at Mint Museum.

School administrators, first responders, and heads of security attended the event hosted by SAF Technology, Inc.

The seminar was scheduled weeks before Wednesday’s shooting in California.

It was designed for leaders to meet each other and plan for an active shooter situation.

The keynote speaker for the event was Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis, a teacher that survived the attack on Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012.

"Every time I hear of another senseless act of violence for no reason against Americans, it breaks my heart in two,” she said.

Carolinas HealthCare System Director of Corporate Security Bryan Warren also spoke at the seminar. He told those in attendance about the importance of working together.

"We all have to share information,” he said. “That's so crucial when an event occurs."