Mott Community College police organize active shooter drill for students

FLINT (WJRT) - (11/08/2018) - The California shooting comes just one day after Mott Community College held an all-campus active shooter drill. It was a way to prep its students in case of an emergency.

"People need to be ready," Wyatt Sims said. He attends the college."I've always been taught by my parents to just look for an exit and know what you are going to do."

"Everyone needs to have an awareness about active shooter, no matter where they are," Theresa Stephens-Lock said. She the police chief on campus.

For Wednesday's drill, police had an unknown man walk around campus carrying a large bag that looked like it could have been a gun inside it. The goal was to watch how students would respond.

"Would people call us, because he had a little old thing going on with him and we were checking for that, we were checking for our emergency technology."

After each drill, they talk about what they could have done better.

"On what to do, how to do it, so we were checking to see if our training was effective, did it work."

Sims said it felt real when he saw police reacting.

"I was actually pushed into a closet, we kind of barricaded the door."

Stephens-Lock said if an active shooter would strike, it's all hands on desk.

"All agencies are going to respond."

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