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Student actors assist with active shooter training at Cienega H.S.

Posted at 5:14 PM, Jun 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-25 21:33:48-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — School shootings have become an unfortunate reality for students, staff and parents. It's why law enforcement agencies conduct training all throughout the year.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department held one such training at Cienega High School Tuesday. Deputies trained school staff on what exactly to do in an active shooter situation.

Student actors then played out different scenarios to put what teachers learned to the test.

"By the time I made it down to this third course, my decision making process was getting a lot better and I felt more comfortable to what I was doing," one Cienega staff member said after the training.

The sheriff's department has been doing these drills every day for the past three weeks at various schools.