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Police train for active shooters in Covington County

Law enforcement officers from across the state brought out the guns and vests Thursday for some intense training.

It was part of an active shooter's school hosted by Covington County Schools. The hands-on course is designed to train officers on how to respond to a shooter, or some other act of violence on a school campus.

This two-day class is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security.

"They all have been trained the exact same way, how to respond, how to work as a team," said Don Chriswell with the Department of Education School Safety Division. "They all know what their role is; they can take any role in any scenario, and they can go with it."

Officers acted out five scenarios. About 50 officers have gone through this course.

 

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