Multiple agencies conduct active shooter exercise at Louisville high school

03/07/2018 02:45 PM

Gunshots rang out on the campus of Holy Cross High School in Louisville today, but, fortunately, it was only a drill.

Metro Louisville emergency services conducted active shooter training in light of recent events at schools across the country. The full-scale exercise involved agencies like SWAT, fire and EMS, as well as faculty and students who volunteered to participate.

Emergency officials say preparedness is a crucial piece to emergency management.

“We try to do it as much as we can,” said Jody Meiman, Director of Emergency Management. “Obviously, people are very busy but we learn from every incident that happens so it seems like every time something, unfortunately, happens, you know, we’re doing something to even change our response. So, there’s things that we have to keep on our toes.”

“The thing that I like about this is that all of these people are on our campus, in the event that something happens, they’ve been here before, they know our building, they know our campus,” said Danielle Wiegandt, President, Holy Cross High School. “So I think that can help us with a plan but also a broader plan for the district about how are they working together and what they can do better.”

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