‘While it looked and sounded real, it was only a drill.’
By Cody Shepard
(Jul. 26, 2016)
STOUGHTON – It was a situation Stoughton police say they never want to face.
“Control, I’ll be off at the Dawe school with an active shooter,” an officer said over the radio in an urgent manner. “I’m at the front door. I’m taking shots. Shots fired, shots fired. Get me some help up here.”
While it looked and sounded real, it was only a drill. It aimed to prepare the town’s public safety agencies in the event a similar situation ever occurs in town.
The training video was released Friday by Stoughton Media Access Corporation. The exercise was performed by the Stoughton police, fire, public works and school departments.
Several officers arrived at the school and saw a cruiser near the front entrance, with smoke around it.