Wake Ed

August 22, 2014

Law enforcement to hold school shooting exercise at Ligon Middle School

The Wake County Sheriff’s Office will simulate a school shooting Friday at Ligon Middle School in which law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel would be required to respond.

Don’t get worried by all the police officers swarming around Ligon Middle School in Raleigh this morning.

The Wake County Sheriff’s Office is holding an “active shooter” training exercise to simulate a shooting incident at Ligon in which law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel would be required to respond. The exercise comes as traditional-calendar schools are set to open Monday in Wake County.

The Wake County Sheriff’s Office, which provides school resource officers to middle schools in Raleigh, is the lead agency in the exercise. The Wake County school system, Raleigh Police Department and other emergency response agencies will also participate.

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