INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - They're trying to solve problems most of us couldn't imagine in our worst nightmares.
A train wreck, a winter storm, traffic jams and a bombing at Conseco Fieldhouse, all as Indianapolis prepares to host the Super Bowl at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The scenario is part of a drill at IUPUI.
Students and emergency professionals worked together Friday to plan how to keep Indianapolis safe during a terror attack.
"If you end up being a leader nationally, this changes the way you think about who you need to coordinate with and what you need to do to get through those situations," said IU law student Larry Allen
Staged media briefings kept the acting elected officials under fire, and professors continuously challenged the decisions future leaders worked to make.
"This exercise is important because if you look at 9/11 you can see how we essentially threw the law out the window and we are training future leaders to keep the law in perspective as we make decisions," said IU Professor Shawn Boyne.
A new report on sweeping changes lawmakers made this year to Indiana's sentencing guidelines in hopes of reducing pressures on the state's prisons will have the opposite effect.
The Indiana State Police says a Crawfordsville police officer followed the rules when he was involved in a shooting on Nov. 23.
On Tuesday, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed suit against an Indiana business that sold a gun used to shoot an IMPD officer.