LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Teachers, educators and first responders from across the country took up residence in Las Vegas this week to learn more about keeping students in the classroom safe.
It’s part of the National Student Safety & Security Conference at Circus Circus Hotel and Casino. It’s a three-day event where speakers give presentations on everything from cyber bullying, gangs, vandalism, mass shootings to the latest technology in classroom security.
The presentations also came with emotional testimony as educators spoke on recent school shootings within their own districts.
One of those speakers was Rick Carpenter with the Aztec School District in New Mexico.
"Coming to this type of conference, if there's something we can share through our experience of what went well and lessons learned then that is a successful conference,” said Carpenter.
Carpenter spoke passionately about the two students who were gunned down in their school on Dec. 7, 2017. Carpenter said the school had prepared as most did for the event of a shooter, but he realized the school could be doing more to prepare.
"If we've shared one thing and one person can walk out of here and do something Monday or today that can help improve student safety, or help them be prepared, this trip is worth it,” said Carpenter.
The conference runs through November 30th.
To learn more about the conference and topics, click here.