ROSS TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Eleven school districts and a dozen agencies participated in a first-of-its-kind school safety exercise in Butler County Tuesday morning.
Nearly 200 students and adults were on hand to help police, paramedics and other first responders practice how they would respond to an active shooter situation.
The exercise took place from 8 a.m. until noon at the Ross High School and Ross Middle School campus.
The simulated shooting occured during a board meeting while other activities, like sporting events, took place.
This was the first exercise of this scope in Butler County.
Participants included police departments, fire departments, hospitals, school resource officers, the Butler County Emergency Management Agency and Butler County Sheriff’s Office.
The participating school districts were Butler Tech, Edgewood, Fairfield, Hamilton, Lakota, Madison, Middletown, Monroe, New Miami, Ross and Talawanda.