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Law enforcement prepare for worst with 'Active Shooter Drill'

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BANCROFT, MI (WNEM) -

It's something many parents, teachers and students have on their minds these days, safety on school grounds.

In the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut massacre, everyone wants to be prepared for the worst.

Local police and deputies performed an 'Active Shooter Drill' at Wilbur Mills Elementary School in Bancroft on Thursday.

Several law enforcement agencies from Homeland Security, Region 1 practiced active shooter scenarios with the help of Trauma Training FX.

"They have the active shooter in the high school here and we are responding. The police are responding to the shooter coming in, taking care of the shooter and then taking care of all the casualties as a result of the shooter," says Julie Kolberg, President of Trauma Training FX. "The Trauma Training FX group strives to create realism in these exercises and according to the guys that are going through them, that's exactly what they get."

The training is helping first responders gain some experience. So if the need calls, they can respond at the highest level possible.

"Not only to take care of the bad guys, also to treat and rescue the victims. It's a brand new thought process. There's a lot of preventable injuries, combat injuries that as simple as doing some quick measures can save a lot of lives," says Lennon Police Sergeant Jim Carlson.

Thursday's drill was the culmination of two days of training in medical triage and rescue tactics.

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