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Planned mock shooting at Boardman High School

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BOARDMAN, Ohio - A mock school shooting is set for today at Boardman High School to educate and prepare for a possible real situation.

As previously reported by 21 News reporter Michelle Nicks, Boardman Police Chief Jack Nichols said that the school set up the training as a way to learn how to manage a situation if something like the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut ever occurred.

"Essentially the purpose here is to find out where we make our mistakes. As we've had in various locations throughout the country, as these events happen, it's absolute chaos. So we need to be able to manage that chaos," Nichols said. 

The training is expected to begin early this morning. The details of the scenario have been laid out but have not been revealed to the public.

Michelle Nicks will be live at noon during the midday report with more coverage of the mock shooting.

Stay connected with wfmj.com and 21 News for more on this developing story.

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