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Berkeley County school practices active shooter response

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Berkeley County officials practiced their response to an active shooter situation in a school Thursday. Berkeley County officials practiced their response to an active shooter situation in a school Thursday.
BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Students, teachers and law enforcement in Berkeley county practiced what they would do if a shooter showed up at a school Thursday.

Cane Bay Middle School was on lockdown for the drill. Officials started the simulation just after 9 a.m., pretending three shooters entered the school.

"We try to make training scenarios like this as real as possible," Berkeley County security officer Tim Knight said before the drill. "And all of our law enforcement professions will be in full uniform - they will have their weapons with them."

Berkeley County officials say they plan on doing an active shooter simulation once a year to keep their children safe and their faculty aware.

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office, Goose Creek Police, and Charleston Police all participated in today's drill.

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