Superintendent Austin Beutner announced the action Tuesday, put forward in collaboration with School Board member Scott Schmerelson who was lobbied on the issue by grassroots group West Valley Resistance in coordination with LA School Police.

“If a dangerous situation occurs, we want our students and employees to be familiar with how to respond,” Beutner said in a statement. “Preparing them to deal with emergency is an important part of our commitment to keeping our schools safe.”

LAUSD has largely avoided the national scourge of active-shooter incidents, apart from one at Sal Castro Middle downtown, which police determined to be unintentional, according to school officials. Click here to read more: