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Robinson, Moon Police Take Part in Active-Shooter Training

Police from across the region train in South Fayette.

Police in Robinson and Moon were among a dozen area departments who took part in an active-shooter training exercise Wednesday at South Fayette High School. 

WTAE reports the drill was designed "look and feel like a real emergency," simulating how police would react if a gunman entered a high school.

From WTAE: 

“You can never be completely prepared for every situation, but we are trying to do what we can to be familiar with the school and keep the officers fresh with their training,” said South Fayette Township patrolman John Leininger.

The training, which included officers from CharWest Council of Governments was similar to an active shooter drill performed by many area police departments at Chartiers Valley High School last January, and at Robert Morris University in July 2011.

The Post-Gazette reports the drill had been planned prior to the December shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut that claimed 26 lives.

WTAE spoke to South Fayette Police Chief Louis Volle: 

"We looked at Connecticut to see what they did right, and what they did wrong, and we adapt our training to that," Volle said. 

Students were not on campus at the the time of the day-long training exercise, due to winter break, the P-G reported. 

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