Schools conducts multi-agency active shooter drill

Schools conducts multi-agency active shooter drill

Campus police at Savannah Chatham County Public School district teamed up with several local law enforcement agencies on Thursday to conduct an active shooter response drill.The active shooter training aims to prepare local agencies and school administrators to respond efficiently in the event of an emergency.“When you do think about school emergencies, active shooter is right there at the top and you got to be ready for that,” said Kurt Hetager, the chief public affairs and administrative officer at Savannah Chatham County Public schools.Gunshots and screaming could be heard inside the school hallways as the multi-agency drill took place.Officials told WJCL 22 News that the exercise worked on perimeter control, safety access, and clear communication during a potential crisis.“Today is unique in the fact that we’re taking our administrators and kind of flipping the script a little bit. Putting them in the classroom to actually act as a student, to actually act as a classroom teacher whenever the threat comes through and that’s something that we haven’t done before,” Hetager said.Terry Enoch, the chief of campus police, said that emergency prevention plays a main role in keeping classrooms safe, but they want to be as prepared as possible.“This is a continuation of the work that we’ve been over the years to make sure that our schools are safe,” said Enoch. “We’re looking at ways in how to improve our response our effectiveness and things that we need to do to work together as an entire community to keep our kids safe.”

Campus police at Savannah Chatham County Public School district teamed up with several local law enforcement agencies on Thursday to conduct an active shooter response drill.

The active shooter training aims to prepare local agencies and school administrators to respond efficiently in the event of an emergency.

“When you do think about school emergencies, active shooter is right there at the top and you got to be ready for that,” said Kurt Hetager, the chief public affairs and administrative officer at Savannah Chatham County Public schools.

Gunshots and screaming could be heard inside the school hallways as the multi-agency drill took place.

Officials told WJCL 22 News that the exercise worked on perimeter control, safety access, and clear communication during a potential crisis.

“Today is unique in the fact that we’re taking our administrators and kind of flipping the script a little bit. Putting them in the classroom to actually act as a student, to actually act as a classroom teacher whenever the threat comes through and that’s something that we haven’t done before,” Hetager said.

Terry Enoch, the chief of campus police, said that emergency prevention plays a main role in keeping classrooms safe, but they want to be as prepared as possible.

“This is a continuation of the work that we’ve been over the years to make sure that our schools are safe,” said Enoch. “We’re looking at ways in how to improve our response our effectiveness and things that we need to do to work together as an entire community to keep our kids safe.”