It's the unfortunate reality that school shootings and scenarios do happen, and while emergency responders hope they never have to respond to a school shooting, training for that situation is vital.
Tuesday night, and again on Wednesday the Everest Metro Police Department took part in training exercises at DC Everest Middle School in Schofield.
It's to make responders ready for life-threatening events under real-life conditions. They're also testing out their radio communications so all first responders can be in-the-know. That means if were were listening to the scanner you need to listen for their disclaimer before all of their transmissions stating that this is a training exercise.
Many people Tuesday were not aware of the training. It prompted lots of calls to our station to find out was what going on and even canceled a game at Kennedy Park across the street.
Wednesday is the last night of the training.
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