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Catholic High and EBRSO practice active shooter drills

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Law enforcement officers search the school for a shooting suspect during the simulation. (Source: Derron Daquano/WAFB) Law enforcement officers search the school for a shooting suspect during the simulation. (Source: Derron Daquano/WAFB)
Students run to safety as part of the drill. (Source: Derron Daquano/WAFB) Students run to safety as part of the drill. (Source: Derron Daquano/WAFB)
The drill lets the EBRSO practice certain tactical training, as well as get a better idea of the school’s layout. (Derron Dequano, WAFB) The drill lets the EBRSO practice certain tactical training, as well as get a better idea of the school’s layout. (Derron Dequano, WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The staff at Catholic High is hoping a scenario on campus Thursday morning will leave the school better prepared.

East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies, SWAT team members and EMS personnel were all on the Baton Rouge campus for a simulated safety drill. The school's principal said they were evaluating their safety plan last year and talking about types of emergency scenarios they had not covered. So, they asked the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office to do an active shooter drill on campus.

“It has given us a lot of things to think about,” Principal Lisa Harvey said. “Hopefully, help us not only to be better prepared, have a better safety plan for students and faculty.”

Casey Rayborn Hicks, the spokeswoman for EBRSO, said the drill lets them practice certain tactical training, as well as get a better idea of the school’s layout.

"We're glad Catholic reached out to us," said Hicks. "They wanted to be prepared, get input from law enforcement; really a win-win situation."

One teacher did mention that this kind of insight will also give the school a better plan for communicating between classrooms in any type of emergency situation.

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