“This is not so much a drill as it is a scenario-based discussion at an age appropriate level,” said Dr. Andy Zuckerman, chief operating officer for Montgomery County Public Schools.
Local law enforcement agencies help with the training and demonstration, and the guns used are the weapons statistically shown to be more frequently used in active shooter situations.
Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange and Police Chief Ernest Finely confirmed to WSFA 12 News on Wednesday that the suspects taken into custody range from 14 to 18 years old. All of the suspects are students at Lee High School.
The legislation will allow NY teachers and school officials to alert a judge about students they worry could pose a threat to themselves or others.
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and Sycamore Township Fire Department helped the school facilitate the interactive drill, which included an intruder entering the building, police responding and firing blanks, students evaluating the situation and first responders helping those who were labeled as being injured.
No one was injured and a suspect is in custody, police and school officials said.
Several changes have been made in Florida following the mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
According to police, the gunman entered the school just after noon and shot special education assistant Michael Marks. The 56-year-old victim remains in serious condition and the 25-year-old gunman is in police custody.
Mt. Pleasant High School is implementing a new nation wide tip line designed to help prevent school violence.
An alert was sent out campus-wide just after 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, telling students, faculty and staff to shelter in place. The text identified the exercise as a drill that the school had planned and previously announced.