Active shooter drills being performed today in Dayton

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Updated: 1/15/2013 5:02 pm
UPDATE: 12:20PM - Hall says training has finished, and all five schools did extremely well in lockdown procedures.

There was no contact between law enforcement and students during the drill.

The feedback that the Sheriff’s office has received from the schools is that a lot of parents have been supportive.

Hall says, in the past, each school in the district came up with their own lockdown procedures. Now, the Sheriff’s Office and the school district are working together to focus on everyone being on the same page.

The Sheriff’s Office plans on conducting the same drills next month on Fernley schools and hope to do the same with schools in Silver Springs and Yerington by the end of the school year.

DAYTON, Nev. (KRNV & -- The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and SWAT team will be doing active shooter drills in Dayton elementary, intermediate and high schools today during school hours, according to the Lyon County District Superintendent's Office.

The Superintendent's Office says this is partially in response to the last month’s Newtown shootings.

Parents have been notified of the drills going on in schools today.

Riverview Elementary had their drill about an hour ago.

The drills are not timed, and will be taking place at the different schools throughout the day.

According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, all firearms used in the drill have been cleared and empty, and the drills were planned before last week’s Fernley incident.

Lt. Rob Hall with Lyon County Sheriff's Office says in some cases, they will train for an armed subject near the school, and sometimes an armed subject inside the school. The scenarios are up to the school administrator. Dispatch then puts out the call to deputies, providing information about the scenario, and deputies and SWAT respond and make it as realistic as possible.

Hall says parents of children in the five schools were notified a week in advance.

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MomJennifer - 1/17/2013 6:14 AM
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RE: Wacotx46 Are you also against fire drills? Probably not... They teach kids how to safely act in an emergency. The first fire drill a child experiences might upset or scare them but after 2 or 3 it's common place and they simply follow instructions calmly exiting the building in a line despite the squealing alarm. The same can become true for lock down or similar emergency drills.

catballou - 1/16/2013 2:00 AM
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Then what do you suggest? With our national weapon fetish comes responsibility. We could transfer more of that responsibility to weapons owners, but then y'all squeeal tyranny!

Wacotx46 - 1/15/2013 12:17 PM
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This is so absurd and ridiculous!!! Why traumatized kids this way?As a for,we school counselor, I can assure you that many students will have nightmares from this drill. many elementary students will not be able to distinguish between a drill and the real thing, resulting in unnecessary anxiety!

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