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Harford County School staff members participate in active shooter training

Posted: 9:17 PM, Sep 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-13 21:19:32-04

ABERDEEN, Md. (WMAR) — An active shooter situation can happen any where.

It's happened right here in Maryland as recently as 2018 at an Aberdeen Rite Aid, The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, and at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County.

On Friday, Harford County Public Schools wanted to make sure its prepared for if it ever happens again, by holding an active assailant critical response training for its staff.

The course addressed prevention, ran active shooting drills, and discussed what to do when a shooting happens.

“We must be prepared because as sure as we're standing here, the statistics are out that there is a future shooter somewhere planning, planning the next attack.”said Doneven Brooks, Chief of Safety and Security for HCPS.

The Harford County Sheriff's Office will host a public active assailant awareness seminar on December 3.

But if you want to go, you have to register with the sheriff's office before showing up because space is limited.