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School Shooting Simulation Held at Orange Co. High School

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ORANGE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Law enforcement and school administrators in Orange County are reviewing their response to an staged attack at the high school.

They ran through several scenarios Wednesday, from explosions to gunfire. One drill included a masked gunman on the roof of Orange County High School

A total of about 40 sheriff's deputies, Virginia State Police troopers, Town of Orange and Gordonsville Police, and emergency crews responded to the scene.

They had to quickly figure out what was going on and how to react without risking more lives.

“It's chaos. It is complete chaos. People running everywhere, you have radio chatter. Just trying to figure out where the threat is and go to the threat and eliminate the threat as quickly as possible,” said Orange Co. Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Brown.

“I've heard tips being offered internally today that we'll take back and adjust to make sure the school is even safer than it is at this point, said Orange Co. Schools Superintendent Dr. Brenda Tanner.

Trainers evaluated the deputies and officers on how they respond in each scenario. This concluded three days of training, which also included classroom work and smaller drills at every other Orange Co. school campus.

The sheriff's office does these full-scale attack simulations every two years.

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