School hosts mock shooting simulation
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Jul 17, 2013 | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Local law enforcement officers (above) participated in school shooting training Thursday and Friday.</i>
Franklin Clark/Cadiz Record

Local law enforcement officers (above) participated in school shooting training Thursday and Friday.

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In a simulation of a school shooting, blanks are almost as loud as bullets, paintballs can sting and important lessons are learned about how to respond.

“When we first started the active shooter concept, we would generally have an officer show up and do the best he can to assess the situation … and then wait for other officers,” Cadiz Police Department Deputy Police Chief Major Duncan Wiggins said.

Law enforcement and first responders Trigg County Hospital EMS (Emergency Medical Service) staff participated in school shooting training at the Trigg County/Primary Intermediate School on Thursday and Friday.

Wiggins said a lot has changed in the years since they started the active shooter training. He added that as officers they try to stop the initial violence and save as many lives as they can.

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