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Nacogdoches, SFA law enforcement officials stage realistic active shooter drill

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
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NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

An active shooter drill was acted out at Stephen F. Austin State University Wednesday.

The SFA police chief chose this day, when few students are on campus, to put his emergency personnel to the test. East Texas News was there to cover the event.

The active shooter drill quickly took on a sampling of realism. Participants were notified, but no details were shared.

"To be honest with you, I don't know because they haven't even clued me in on this," said Chief Jim Seavy of the Nacogdoches Police Department.

Then the simulated shots were heard.

"You want to go back a bit please," one law enforcement officer said.

Quickly, the simulated crime scene was roped off. It was exactly what a reporter would expect during the real event.

At one point, an actor yelled, "Hey! Hey!"

The Military Science Department chair played the role of a student's distraught parent. ROTC members participated, too.

"This particular dorm is where my ROTC students reside, so it's really important stuff, I think for them to see, so that they're prepared even if it doesn't ever happen," said Dr. David Miller, the chair of SFA's Military Science Department.

One simulated shooter was down. Then Jackalert, the campus automated emergency system came out with this simulated warning: "More information. Drill. Drill. There is a second suspect entering Mays Hall."

The SWAT team tested its skills. The elaborate drill tests manpower, communication, and logistics.

"It's a very plausible situation that could happen," said Juan Hernandez with Nacogdoches County Memorial EMS. "It's happened at campuses across the country. There's no reason it couldn't happen at our own campus."

"With the recent events, you know, within the past couple of years, it's becoming a trend," said Alex Cross with Nacogdoches County Memorial EMS."

All university, county, and city emergency personnel know the importance of being ready.

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