Coffee County Schools conduct active shooter training

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ELBA, Ala. (WDHN) — Starting Monday, active shooter tabletop exercises are being conducted in the city of Elba and the Coffee County School District.

Coffee County EMA officials say the objective is to get teachers and staff presented with different scenarios on what to do if faced with someone firing a weapon inside a crowded school.

The discussion concerns how law enforcement and fire-rescue would respond.

“Understand the scenario and what might happen both during the situation and months afterward,” Coffee County Deputy EMA Director, Grant Lyons said. “So it’s not just what happens at the time, but also how you look at it in a couple of months in a recovery effort.”

Monday, the tabletop active shooter exercise was at Elba High School. For the rest of this week, the exercises will take place on each school campus within the Coffee County School District.

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