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Live Ammunition Fired During School Drill

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A Tennessee officer accidentally fired a live round from his weapon during a drill at a middle school.

No one was injured, and no students were in Rockwood Middle School at the time because it was an in-service day for teachers. The doors to the school were locked.

Police and the school system were working together on a drill to demonstrate what an active-shooter situation sounds like. School employees are locked in a classroom with the police chief while an officer fires blank rounds in the hallway. Roane County schools Superintendent Leah Watkins said no live ammunition was to have been discharged.

Vol. 36, Issue 01, Page 4

Published in Print: August 24, 2016, as Live Ammunition Fired During School Drill
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