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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Preparing for a worst case scenario. The St. Louis Public School District's security team trained for an active shooter situation. THe intense exercise is designed to help keep students safe.

The St. Louis Public School District held the active shooter training to teach its security team how to respond if an armed intruder enters one of its schools. About 130 security officers participated in the exercise which also included a lesson on its safety model: Run, hide, fight.

The intense drill had a profound impact on the men and women who went through it. It also underscored the importance of their roles helping to keep students, teachers and administrators safe. When it was over, the security officers learned which schools they will be assigned to protect during the new school year.

The St. Louis Public School District's Back to School and Community Empowerment Festival is Saturday from 9am until 12pm at Chaifetz Arena. It includes free lunch and free school supplies. Students return to class Wednesday August 17th.