Cross Co. schools receive first-ever active shooter training
CHERRY VALLEY, AR (KAIT) - Local sheriff's departments, police officers, firemen, dispatchers and paramedics from a total of five counties invaded Cross County High School Tuesday for the county's first-ever active shooter training.
"It was crazy," senior D. J. Roberts said. "You hear the gun shots out there, people yelling. We picked up all of our tables and chairs in the room and put them up against the window to protect ourselves."
"I want us to get a radio system that we can use in emergency situations," Wilson said. "We're out now looking for grants."
"Some of the weaknesses we had were the communication from within the teams of law enforcement, and for dispatch, not enough information coming in from the inside," McClain said. "Then, with the school having inside radios among themselves, they can also communicate together about where the problems may be in the school."
McClain said the school and officers will run a similar drill soon with these changes.
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