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School shooter scenario conducted for Struthers teachers and staff

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STRUTHERS, Ohio - People living near Struthers High School may have seen a lot of police cars and heard what sounded like gun shots on Monday.

Police Chief Tim Roddy tells 21 news that there was no reason for concern.

Members of the police department were conducting an active shooter scenario for the school teachers and staff.

The chief says it's part of what's known as ALICE training.

 "ALICE" is an acronym for 5 steps you can utilize in order to increase your chances of surviving a surprise attack by an active shooter.

  • Alert
  • Lockdown
  • Inform
  • Counter
  • Evacuate

Chief Roddy says the simulated gunfire was to help the teachers and staff better understand what they could face if they encounter an intruder with a firearm.

Roddy says the exercise lasted about a half hour. 

There were no students inside the school at the time.

The chief says his department will assess the strengths and weaknesses of the school's procedures or dealing with an active shooter before scheduling further training.

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