Chipley teachers receive active shooter training

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CHIPLEY, Fla. (WTVY) -- Gunshots may have rung out at Chipley High School Wednesday morning, but rest assured, they were fake. The situation though, was meant to be real.

It's why dozens of Washington County teachers were at the school to learn how to approach an active shooter situation.

Washington County Sheriff, Kevin crews tells us, "They've never been exposed to this kind of training before. So we wanted to share with them, the do's and the don'ts"

After a morning of learning the ins and outs of a school shooter scenario, it was time to put that knowledge into action, by simulating it.

For some of the teachers, the shooter training is something they won't forget any time soon.

Alicia Clemmons, a teacher at Chipley High School says, "It was definitely an eye opener for me. I've never been in that situation before. And I thought about the students, if they were in the room, what would they need to do."

Kate Smith Elementary School Assistant Principal, Bonnie Lindsey tells us, "We take it very seriously. We want to be prepared in the event that something happens. So it's a life-or-death situation, and we want to be prepared for that."

The hope is that the knowledge gained from the training session will never have to be put into action.

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