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Madison first responders hold active shooter training at school

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MADISON, AL (WAFF) -

Madison leaders want to make sure schools are safe when classes begin in less than a month.

Part of that preparation involved training for a possible gunman in a school.

Madison Police, school officials and HEMSI all took part in an active shooter training exercise Tuesday at James Clemens High School.

According to police, the training is an effort to get all the departments on the same page if an emergency ever strikes again in a Madison city school.

Students and some teachers helped create a real life scenario for police as they volunteered their time to be role models during the exercise.

“They felt it was worthwhile to go through lockdown drills they do during the school year,” said Madison Police Captain John Stringer. “We’re fortunate that we have these teachers so interested in safety.”

This is the second consecutive summer Madison police took part in such a training exercise and the third time in recent years.

Previous training was done at Liberty Middle School and Bob Jones High School.

The first day for students in Madison City Schools is August 5.

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