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Senior Airman Edwin Nieves, Airman 1st Class Jeremy Manning, Airman 1st Class Jordan Jenkins and Staff Sgt. Jaron Jensen search for an "active shooter" in the Kaiserslautern High School library during a 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron active shooter training exercise Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. The exercise, which lasts until Friday, involves various scenarios.

Senior Airman Edwin Nieves, Airman 1st Class Jeremy Manning, Airman 1st Class Jordan Jenkins and Staff Sgt. Jaron Jensen search for an "active shooter" in the Kaiserslautern High School library during a 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron active shooter training exercise Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. The exercise, which lasts until Friday, involves various scenarios. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

Senior Airman Edwin Nieves, Airman 1st Class Jeremy Manning, Airman 1st Class Jordan Jenkins and Staff Sgt. Jaron Jensen search for an "active shooter" in the Kaiserslautern High School library during a 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron active shooter training exercise Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. The exercise, which lasts until Friday, involves various scenarios.

Senior Airman Edwin Nieves, Airman 1st Class Jeremy Manning, Airman 1st Class Jordan Jenkins and Staff Sgt. Jaron Jensen search for an "active shooter" in the Kaiserslautern High School library during a 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron active shooter training exercise Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. The exercise, which lasts until Friday, involves various scenarios. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

Senior Airman Alan Griggs, behind shield; Staff Sgt. Miranda Catcher and Airman 1st Class Eric Beougher search for  "shooters" as Airmen 1st Class Ryan Jones, hidden, and Cameron Casteel protect the rear during a 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron active shooter training exercise at Kaiserslautern High School Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.

Senior Airman Alan Griggs, behind shield; Staff Sgt. Miranda Catcher and Airman 1st Class Eric Beougher search for "shooters" as Airmen 1st Class Ryan Jones, hidden, and Cameron Casteel protect the rear during a 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron active shooter training exercise at Kaiserslautern High School Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

Airman 1st Class Ryan Jones, Senior Airman Alan Griggs and Airman 1st Class Eric Beougher search a Kaiserslautern High School hallway for a "shooter" during a 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron active shooter training exercise Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Behind them is team member Airman 1st Class Cameron Casteel.

Airman 1st Class Ryan Jones, Senior Airman Alan Griggs and Airman 1st Class Eric Beougher search a Kaiserslautern High School hallway for a "shooter" during a 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron active shooter training exercise Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Behind them is team member Airman 1st Class Cameron Casteel. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

Airmen 1st Class Colton Matthews and Lucas Stone shout at "students" leaving Kaiserslautern High School to show their hands during a 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron active shooter training exercise Wednesday, Aug.14, 2013. The unit is training various scenarios during the exercise that lasts until Friday. In the background is Senior Airman Phillip Kowalski.

Airmen 1st Class Colton Matthews and Lucas Stone shout at "students" leaving Kaiserslautern High School to show their hands during a 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron active shooter training exercise Wednesday, Aug.14, 2013. The unit is training various scenarios during the exercise that lasts until Friday. In the background is Senior Airman Phillip Kowalski. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

Airman 1st Class Alexandra Barringer, one of the "shooters" in a training scenario, is brought down by Airmen 1st Class Colton Matthews and Lucas Stone and Staff Sgt. Matthew Clinesmith, but not before she "killed" Senior Airman Phillip Kowalski, right, during an active shooter training exercise at Kaiserslautern High School, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. At far right in the police vest is one of the training's evaluators.

Airman 1st Class Alexandra Barringer, one of the "shooters" in a training scenario, is brought down by Airmen 1st Class Colton Matthews and Lucas Stone and Staff Sgt. Matthew Clinesmith, but not before she "killed" Senior Airman Phillip Kowalski, right, during an active shooter training exercise at Kaiserslautern High School, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. At far right in the police vest is one of the training's evaluators. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

As "students" evacuate the building, Airman 1st Class Colton Matthews, left,  and Staff Sgt. Matthew Clinesmith search for a "shooter" as Airman 1st Class Lucas Stone brings up the rear during an active shooter training exercise at Kaiserslautern High School, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.

As "students" evacuate the building, Airman 1st Class Colton Matthews, left, and Staff Sgt. Matthew Clinesmith search for a "shooter" as Airman 1st Class Lucas Stone brings up the rear during an active shooter training exercise at Kaiserslautern High School, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

Airman 1st Class Eduardo Perez, right, checks the second floor landing as he is followed up the stairs by Staff Sgt. Kevin Haley and Airman 1st Class Devon Marable, as Airman 1st Class David Steele watches the ground floor during an active shooter training exercise at Kaiserslautern High School, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.

Airman 1st Class Eduardo Perez, right, checks the second floor landing as he is followed up the stairs by Staff Sgt. Kevin Haley and Airman 1st Class Devon Marable, as Airman 1st Class David Steele watches the ground floor during an active shooter training exercise at Kaiserslautern High School, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

Tech. Sgt. Cedric Hughes, playing the role of a "shooter," waits for security policemen to enter the room during a 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron active shooter training exercise at Kaiserslautern High School, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.

Tech. Sgt. Cedric Hughes, playing the role of a "shooter," waits for security policemen to enter the room during a 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron active shooter training exercise at Kaiserslautern High School, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

Staff Sgt. Kevin Haley checks Staff Sgt. Jamal Shaw, who played one of the "shooters" in the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron's active shooter training exercise at Kaiserslautern High School, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. In the background, Airman 1st Class Devon Marable searches for other "shooters."

Staff Sgt. Kevin Haley checks Staff Sgt. Jamal Shaw, who played one of the "shooters" in the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron's active shooter training exercise at Kaiserslautern High School, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. In the background, Airman 1st Class Devon Marable searches for other "shooters." (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

Airman 1st Class Devon Marable searches for "gunmen" in the Kaiserslautern High School library during a 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron active shooter training exercise Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013.

Airman 1st Class Devon Marable searches for "gunmen" in the Kaiserslautern High School library during a 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron active shooter training exercise Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

Tech. Sgt. Jeff Turner, an evaluator during the active shooter training exercise, critiques a team following its turn at hunting down a "shooter," Aug. 14, 2013, in Kaiserslautern. The 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron is using various scenarios, including the active shooter drill, during the exercise that lasts until Friday.

Tech. Sgt. Jeff Turner, an evaluator during the active shooter training exercise, critiques a team following its turn at hunting down a "shooter," Aug. 14, 2013, in Kaiserslautern. The 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron is using various scenarios, including the active shooter drill, during the exercise that lasts until Friday. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

Members of the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron hunted for “armed intruders” during an active shooter training exercise Wednesday at Kaiserslautern High School.

Testing their response to an emergency, four teams took turns searching the school’s hallways and classrooms for one or more “shooters.” Fellow members of the unit, playing the roles of hysterical students, ran screaming through hallways as the teams hunted down the bad guys.

The unit, based at Vogelweh, near Ramstein Air Base in Germany, is using various scenarios during the exercise, which lasts until Friday.

abrams.mike@stripes.com


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