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US Government Developing A Virtual School Shooting Simulator for Teachers

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The recent history of the United States has been marked by a series of school shootings that has deprived many young people and the academic and administrative staff of the study centers.

Although on many occasions video games have been identified as an influence for this to happen, the US government aims to prepare teachers to face situations of this type through an FPS-style simulator.

A report from Gizmodo indicates that the US Army and the Department of Homeland Security are developing a new installment of the Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment (EDGE) program, which is a school shooting simulator that works with the mechanics of an FPS.

Although the EDGE program, whose cost is $5.6 million, is designed to train police and firefighters, the simulator integrates teachers so they can respond to a situation of that type. According to Tamara Griffith, chief engineer of EDGE, the more experience you have, the greater the chances of surviving a firefight and the simulator is ready for that.

The simulator will allow you to assume the role of a police officer or an aggressor and the objective is, in the first instance, to teach Teachers basic survival elements such as covering themselves adequately, guiding people and locating them in safe places.

In addition, the role of aggressor will allow us to know possible forms of action that allow action before time to ensure the safety of a greater number of people.

What do you think about this FPS simulator to prepare teachers for school shootings?