MOCK DRILL Mock Emergency Drill Conducted At University Of Charleston
Reported by: Kristin Keeling
Videographer: Larry Clark
Web Producer: Kristin Keeling
Reported: Sep. 12, 2012 11:55 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 12, 2012 10:33 PM EDT
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
It was a scary scene Wednesday at the University of Charleston, but it was only a test.
University and local law enforcement agencies held a mock drill on campus. The situation – a shooter on campus.
Students were put into lock down, and police agencies responded to the threat.
Organizers of the drill said the most important thing is to always be one step ahead because you never know when something can happen.
"With the way things are today, people need to practice their plans. Especially in an education facility because not only do you want to get your executive staff learning about the plans but it's also an opportunity to engage the students and staff to learn about it also," said Scott Pauley, deputy director of the West Virginia Intelligence Fusion Center.
The University of Charleston was on lock down for several hours until SWAT teams could practice clearing buildings.
This was the first time a drill was practiced at the University of Charlesto
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