Mock school shooting tests skills of police, EMS

NEW BERLIN – Unadilla Valley Central School hosted the county’s first Active Shooter Drill Friday, during which law enforcement agencies, EMS and UV administration participated in a mock school shooting scenario.

The purpose of the drill was to identify strengths and weaknesses in each group during a “doomsday” scenario at the school.

“We wanted to see how everyone would react to the situation ... response times, communication,” said Jason Grey, a firefighter in Norwich and a member of the school’s Safety Committee for two years. “We wanted to see how well everyone would work together for the safety of the kids.”

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