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Agencies hold active shooter training

Officer Alan Inman, officer Robin Henry, both from the Susanville Police Department, Lassen County Sheriff deputy Jason Canham and detective Richard Warner guard first responders as they tag injured victims in an active shooter training. Photos by Makenzie Davis

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 — Gunshots and screams resonated throughout the halls of Lassen High School in order to train local law enforcers and first responders in case the inconceivable were to happen.

On Monday, Aug. 4, the Susanville Police Department spearheaded an in-depth active shooter training, and invited all local agencies to participate in, train and experience what would happen if an armed assailant were to attack students at a local school.

“We wanted to train them as realistically as possible … to better prepare all of us,” said Chief of Police Tom Downing. “We’ve never had this type of training of this magnitude.”

For the full story and photos, read the Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 edition of the Lassen County Times.



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