Local high school takes part in active shooter drill

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LEWISBURG, WV (WVNS) — Students and staff at a local high school spent the morning preparing for the worst.

On Oct. 24, 2019, emergency services assisted Greenbrier East staff with an Active Shooter Drill. Students, administrators, and educators took part in a scenario that is anyone’s living nightmare: an active shooting scenario.

They played out the scenario as if an actual shooter were in the building. First responders from surrounding departments attempted to find everyone and provide emergency medical care for those wounded.

At the heart of drills like these is the necessity for seamless communication and response to protect every life possible. Prevention Resource Officer in Greenbrier County, Cpl. Rick Honaker, said it is important to go through active shooter drills because they never know when the worst will happen.

“We need to learn to get on the same page of music when boots hit the ground, when we’ve got one job to do,” Cpl. Honaker said. “And that’s to protect and serve our people best we can and our ability.”

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