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 & MyNews4.com) -- 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.