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2:44 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Jenks Drill Simulates School Shootings

Police Officers respond to a call of shootings at the Jenks High School. It looks very real, but it's just an exercise to test emergency response policies.
Police Officers respond to a call of shootings at the Jenks High School. It looks very real, but it's just an exercise to test emergency response policies.
Credit KWGS News

Gunshots, screams, and sirens are heard at the Jenks High School, but it’s all part of a drill to test emergency response to armed assailants. The Jenks District holds the full-scale multi-jurisdictional emergency exercise every other year, and this year’s scenario just happened to be a mass shooting on the day after a shooting rampage at Ft. Hood, Texas. Bonnie Rogers is Chief Information Officer for Jenks Schools and she says these realistic drills are necessary to find any holes in response policies and get them corrected.

Two dozen agencies participated in the Jenks exercise.

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