LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Recent shootings across the country have made the Angelina County Sheriff's Office move into action to help local churches.
Next week, the law enforcement agency will be holding an active shooter training seminar for places of worship on how to handle active shooter situations.
According to the sheriff's office tells us that there were over 100 attacks on churches in the US in 2014.
"What we really want to do is allow a church of any size to be able to have the tools to protect themselves," said ACSO Chaplain Wade McKinney. "If they are a church of 30 people or a church of 2,000 members, there are some simple things to put in place that will help you protect your congregants."
The event is next Thursday and starts at 10 a.m. at the convention center in downtown Lufkin.
It is free for all churches but you must RSVP early by calling the sheriff's office.