Military police unit tests emergency response in shooter training at K-Town school
By MICHAEL ABRAMS | STARS AND STRIPES Published: August 14, 2013
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.
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.
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