Homer Elementary School was the site today (February 21) of an active shooter response training, during which several live scenarios were run through by area law enforcement and EMS crews.
Participating in the event were State Police and deputies with the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office, along with ECOs from the State DEC and local officers from Homer and Cortland Police Departments.
They were joined by Homer and Cortland area fire departments, as well as EMS teams from TLC.
The event took advantage of an empty building, due to students being out on their winter break.
Those being trained were joined by professional instructors from the various departments, providing instant feedback on their strategy and tactical decisions every step of the way.
Administrators from nearly every school district were also in attendance to watch and learn what was going on.
Homer Superintendent Tom Turck spoke with WXHC after the final run-through was completed.
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(Photos below taken by WXHC)