- Published on Wednesday, 03 April 2013 00:09
- Written by Super User
Carolina Beach Police Officers participated in School Shooter Training at the Carolina Beach Elementary School during the Spring Break holiday last week.
By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Police Department held Rapid Deployment School Shooter Training at the Carolina Beach Elementary School during Spring Break, March 25th through the 29th. The training offered officers the opportunity to conduct drills for various emergency situations including an armed individual on school grounds.
Carolina Beach Police Detective Derek Moore said the training was held when kids were on Spring Break to practice in a realistic environment.
Moore thanked the 27 volunteers that came out to participate in the events which were held Tuesday thru Friday.
Moore said the citizens - including two children and their parents - along with the staff of Carolina Beach Elementary School and staff from Coddington Elementary and students with the UNCW Nursing Program all helped to make it a successful training program.
Moore said the students from UNCW are actually working on a project concerning school shootings and will incorporate the experience into their research.
Volunteers served as victims, witnesses, staff, suspects and other roles to
help create a detailed training scenario.
The Carolina Beach Town Council approved funding an officer to be stationed at the school for the remainder of this school year following concerns raised in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.