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Mid-Michigan Firefighters Train to Deter Active Shooters

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Several Lansing area fire departments took part in training to deter an active shooter Tuesday at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center.

First responders in mid-Michigan are testing their skills in such a scenario.  On Tuesday, crews from six area fire departments took part in a training session in East Lansing.

WARNING:  This story contains audio of a simulated shooting, which some listeners may find disturbing.

The deadly shooting at a Kentucky high school on January 23 was one of nearly a dozen such incidents that took place on a school property in the U.S. since the start of 2018.  Active shooter training is quickly becoming mainstream in schools and workplaces across the country.

 

Kevin Lavery is a general assignment reporter and occasional local host for Morning Edition and All Things considered.
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