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Orange County agencies drill for school emergencies

Posted August 22, 2010

— Orange County law enforcement agencies and emergency medical workers held a training exercise Saturday to prepare for emergencies at schools.

School district staff, law enforcement and emergency responders held a mock drill for a shooting and lockdown at C.W. Stanford Middle School in Hillsborough.

The exercise was funded through a Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Orange County Schools received a $283,082 grant in 2008 in order to help the district and county authorities prepare for natural disasters and emergencies at schools.

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  • mgratk Aug 23, 2010

    In light of the Deepwater Horizon, I don't think it is wise to drill in Orange County. Besides, I don't think we need any school emergencies, so why drill for them?