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Sheriff's Department Helps Schools Prepare for Worst

Posted: Feb 1, 2014 11:03 AM by The Associated Press
Updated: Feb 1, 2014 11:54 AM

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TROY (AP) - Just in case the unthinkable ever occurs, authorities in Lincoln County, Mo., want school staff, teachers and students to be ready if someone with a gun ever enters the building.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department has conducted active shooter drills at 13 schools since August. Lt. Andy Binder says the program has helped develop new policies for how both teachers and police respond to threats.

The exercise is an example of active shooter response training and is part of a program for schools established by a new Missouri law.

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