Thursday, March 14, 2013
While Fulton’s middle schoolers were out on spring break, a group of about 12 Fulton police officers were hard at work Wednesday studying to keep students safe in the event of a tragedy.
The police department ran active shooter drills through Fulton Middle School as part of an ongoing effort to be prepared in the event of a shooting. The district also has a team of experts coming in to do district-wide preparedness training for staff in September.
The active shooter course the police ran was hosted by Maj. Roger Rice and Sgt. Garrett Poole, who gave the officers a tour of the building and ran through a variety of drills.
“God forbid it does happen here, we want to be prepared for it,” said Poole. The department does training drills multiple times a year for an incident at Fulton schools. “We’re ready, absolutely.”