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Law Enforcement & Emergency Crews Practice Lockdown Drills at Ochoa Middle School

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Police, firefighters, sheriff's deputies and Franklin County Emergency Management responded to several different emergency scenarios Wednesday, at Ochoa Middle School in Pasco. Police, firefighters, sheriff's deputies and Franklin County Emergency Management responded to several different emergency scenarios Wednesday, at Ochoa Middle School in Pasco.

PASCO, WA - Police, firefighters, sheriff's deputies and Franklin County Emergency Management responded to several different emergency scenarios Wednesday, at Ochoa Middle School in Pasco. However, it was all just a drill.

The school went on lockdown, just after 8:30 a.m., as emergency responders practiced how to handle an active shooter situation.

The school district and police say the goal is for first responders, students and staff to be ready, at a moment's notice, to work together in case of an emergency on campus. 
"You respond how you train and you react how you train," said Captain Jim Raymond of the Pasco Police Department. "So, that's what this about; building that training and experience, and bringing groups together to react to these types of situations, should it ever arise."

The Columbia River Young Marines also volunteered to help with the drill.

This is the second emergency preparedness drill the Pasco School District has held within the last six months. Last November students at Livingston Elementary participated in a drill involving a tanker truck accident. 

 

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