FRISCO -- While parents are scrambling to check off their kids' school supply list, Frisco PD is gearing up to supply schools with peace of mind. They're called "Go Bags" and they're filled with tourniquets, bandages, and other first aid tools.
They may not help kids make the grade, but they can help save a life.
Over the weekend, a Dallas cop was praised after using her tourniquet to save a 4-year-old girl who was bleeding from a gunshot wound.
With all the school shootings in the last few years, it's safe to say these Go Bags can stop a person from bleeding to death.
“A lot of the active shooter accidents that's happened in the past, the victims expired just because of lack of critical care,” Sgt. John Skaehill explained. “The officers would sit there and take care of the threat, but it seemed like it took a long time for the medics to get in.”
That's why every Frisco ISD officer will be armed and trained to use the kit.
“It's great to know that they have some of the material to stop bleeding before we get there, if there's any kind of delay before we get on scene,” Andrew Valentini with Frisco Fire Department said.
It's great they have these Go Bags, but here's hoping they never, ever have to use them.