Saturday, June 21, 2014

Monroe Community College hosts mock, active shooter drill

Afternoon classes were canceled at Monroe Community College on Friday. MCC’s Brighton campus was transformed into a training exercise for emergency first responders.

School officials held a mock, active shooter drill to make sure the college, law enforcement and emergency officials are prepared to respond in a similar case.

Multiple agencies responded on land and in the air, including SWAT teams, a bomb squad, FBI and the State Police Aviation Unit.

Brighton Police Chief Mark Henderson says the goal is to be prepared for any situation.

“First response agencies strive for emergency preparedness and tactical readiness. We plan for the worst and train in a real-world environment to respond to a variety of situations. We hope and pray that we’ll never have to use our skills,” said Henderson.

Officials say the training exercise took two years to plan.

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