Students prepare in case of active shooter

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Officials at a local school district are making sure students and staff are prepared for the worst. Washburn Rural Middle School held an active shooter training on Tuesday. 

It started as a normal school day for the students then turned into a simulated shooting. The purpose is to make sure everyone knows what to do if that were to actually happen.

The district’s school board president Tom Bruno said it’s difficult to think about the possibility.

“You know it’s an exercise, but once it kicks off and the gunshots started, it was, it was rough,” Bruno said, “It was very frightening.”

He also said school officials will have conversations with the first responders to identify what needs to be improved.

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