This morning the tranquility of Scripps College was broken by gun shots and police sirens. Fortunately, the shots were simulated. It was the first mass shooting response exercise in Los Angeles since the tragedy in Sandy Hook, Conn. The drill was part legitimate disaster response training and part theater for the media (see photos). Los Angeles County sheriff and fire department personnel responded to a fake shooting at the school’s theater. After SWAT team members moved in, medical first-responders took out mock casualties from the building and treated them on the school’s lawns.
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