"It made my staff I think feel more secure about if an emergency happened how they could handle it," Huey said.
Katie Huey is the Director of the Early Childhood Development Center at Christ the King.
She said her entire staff took a class on how to respond to an active shooter--and after last weeks tragedy...she is glad she did.
"Because it is horrible when something like this happens," Huey said. "So you want to make sure that you're school and you're environment is the safest for children."
Officer Chris Paine with the Lubbock Police Department taught the class back in October.
"It means the world to me that our citizens can experience and event like what happened in Connecticut and come back to work the following Monday in those same teaching roles and still feel safe."
Huey also had her 17 year old daughter Sarah attend the class.
"Prior to Friday most of these events were happening around young adults and college students," Huey said. "I wanted her to hear a perspective on what she could do."
Paine said just like any other drill it is important to be prepared.
That is why he and his team have taught this class to over 20,000 people across Texas.
"Society has accepted, yes these events occur in our nation," Paine said. "But I don't think that society has necessarily adapted a mindset in reaction to the gunmen yet."