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Feb 19, 2013 6:19 AM

School Shooting Drill In Franklin County

Officers with guns drawn converged on a Frankfort High School Monday.

But it was only a drill.

Franklin County Sheriff Pat Metlon said his department prepared for the mock drill at Western Hills High School for several months. He said by working with the active school shooting program, installing alarms and implementing a universal hallway numbering system, his department drastically cut response time.

"Being able to find them, being able to respond quickly and engage that shooter is huge, and its a win-win every time," he said.

Nearly 100 officers from other departments, along with school officials, observed the drill from inside the auditorium. They will take what they learned back to their own departments and districts.

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