An active shooter on a school campus full of children. That's the stuff that nightmares are made of. Now, thanks to a federal grant, LSU students and faculty could play a major part in how any future active shooter or other emergency incidents at American schools will be handled.

LSU's National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education will receive $22 million from the Department of Homeland Security. The grant money will be used to develop new and improved policies, procedures, and protocols for first responders.

The training center on campus at LSU has trained over 378,000 first responders since it was opened in 1998. In addition to preparing first responders to handle an active shooter situation, the training at the center has also focused on emergency response to biological incidents and response to food and agricultural emergencies.