On Monday, March 26, 2018, Utica Academy of Science Charter School (UASCS) provided its staff with professional development dedicated to building safety and emergency planning. Presentations about safety and emergency response were provided for each building level. In addition, the Utica Police Department provided training on how to respond to an active shooter. Teachers asked questions and learned about possible scenarios in which an active shooter might occur. Captain Cinque and his colleague gave teachers instruction in how to respond to the threat of an active shooter. UASCS will continue to revise and improve its safety and security policies by working with local agencies and providing training for staff.