Law enforcement conducting active shooter drill at Brunswick Co. school

Active shooter training at Cedar Grove Middle School on July 26, 2018. (Photo: Basil John/WWAY)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a multi-agency active shooter drill today with the help of Brunswick County Schools.

The drill will be held on the campus of South Brunswick High School in Southport starting at 9 a.m.

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Agencies from across the county including Emergency Services, various municipalities and fire departments, and the NC State Highway Patrol will be participating in the drill. Faculty and staff from Brunswick County Schools will also participate as role players in the scenarios.  The drill will include realistic scenarios in an effort to give participants the most real-life experience possible in an effort to prevent or minimize loss of life in the event of an active shooter.

The purpose of the drill is to provide realistic training for first responders in the event of an active shooter situation inside one of the nineteen schools across the county.

Residents may see an increased number of law enforcement and emergency personnel in the area as part of the drill.  Tactical exercises will take place in and around the school and is closed to the public.

WWAY’s Kylie Jones will be there for the exercise and will have the story throughout the day.