Grande Ronde Holds School Training for Oregon PD
Earlier this month the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde of Oregon held school shooter-training sessions at the former Grande Ronde Middle School.
In an effort to prepare themselves for potential dangers and prevent future school tragedies like Sandy Hook, around thirty police officers from the state, county, and local departments went through rigorous training exercises wielding 40 caliber pistols, shotguns, and 223 Assault Riffles loaded with soap-marking cartridges.
According to their website, they also enlisted the help of local schoolchildren to create a realistic scenarios. “During exercises, children lined up along a bank of lockers, sat against a wall and hid behind a door. Some were told to run this way or that as groups of four-person police teams moved past them diamond-style, or in a Y, with guns pointed and ready, checking each door as they passed it. Some children had to sit still and stay down and some had to scream as if their lives depended on it.”
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