Ashland Agencies Conduct Active Shooter Training

  • 9/28/2018 3:23:17 PM
  • Joe Lyons
  • Local News

JEROMESVILLE, OH - The Ashland County Sheriff's Office held Active Shooter Training at Hillsdale Middle School on Friday. 

Multiple departments in Ashland, as well as Hillsdale faculty, staff, and students participated in the drill. The training was done so that each agency can identify strengths and weaknesses in their protocol. 

Weapons were brought into the building as part of the training, but none of the weapons were loaded. A safety team checked every weapon and made sure no other items were accidentally brought into the building. 

The scenario had an active shooter enter through the front door of Hillsdale Middle School. The simulation had the shooter go to the second floor of the school, and then to the third floor. A faculty member dialed 911. 

Officers from multiple departments responded to the scene. The simulator had the school resource officer detain the active shooter by shooting him, and then he was treated and taken into custody. 

Parents were notified beforehand that the event was just training. Signs were posted all around the district that active shooter training was going to be held on September 28th in Jeromesville. 

"It's a training exercise to determine what we can do better," Carl Richert, Chief Deputy at the Ashland County Sheriff's Office, said. "We are trying to do that to save lives in our community."

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