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Bullitt County deputies prep for school shootings

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Bullitt County Sheriff's Deputies and other law enforcement agencies used the school for an active shooter training exercise. Bullitt County Sheriff's Deputies and other law enforcement agencies used the school for an active shooter training exercise.
Bullitt County Chief Deputy John Cottrell Bullitt County Chief Deputy John Cottrell
In the simulation, one shooter surrendered, the other was shot and killed by an officer and five students died, the others were taken to safe locations. In the simulation, one shooter surrendered, the other was shot and killed by an officer and five students died, the others were taken to safe locations.
Deputies said walking past the victims who pretended they were shot was hard but it was good practice for what you have to do in real life active shooter situations. Deputies said walking past the victims who pretended they were shot was hard but it was good practice for what you have to do in real life active shooter situations.
It took 20 minutes to get the shooters and clear the building. It took 20 minutes to get the shooters and clear the building.

BULLITT COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - While school was out for Eastside Middle School students Tuesday, Bullitt County Sheriff's Deputies and other law enforcement agencies used the school for an active shooter training exercise.

Seventy five students and teachers pretended to be in school during the exercise.

Some played injured in the hallways and others hid in classrooms while officers went through every hall and room looking for the "shooters" and moving the students to a safe location.

Deputies said walking past the victims who pretended they were shot was hard but it was good practice for what you have to do in real life active shooter situations.

"The longer you wait, the more people die for every second or five seconds you wait. That's somebody else that's getting shot, Bullitt County Chief Deputy John Cottrell said. "With active shooters you have to drive towards the gunfire, you have to walk past kids, you have to walk past teachers, you may have to walk past other officers that are down."

Cottrell said he was very proud of the training exercise and the agencies worked well together. In the future he said they need to communicate better but he wants to make the mistakes in training so if the real situation happened they would be prepared.

In the simulation, one shooter surrendered, the other was shot and killed by an officer and five students died, the others were taken to safe locations.

It took 20 minutes to get the shooters and clear the building.

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