Lakota maneuvers 'realistic' shooter drill

Posted at 6:37 PM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-25 22:58:04-04

WEST CHESTER, Ohio -- On Wednesday, students and staff at Hopewell Elementary maneuvered through an active shooter drill -- and they weren't just going through the motions.

West Chester Township and Lakota Local Schools conducted a "realistic shooter drill" at the school, where participants mimicked the real wounds and emotions of a school shooting.

Students were carried from the school, crying, with fake blood-stained shirts. Teachers limped out of the school, gripping wounded shoulders and arms. Deputies made calls, corralled students and staff in the front lawn, and safely captured the "shooter."

WATCH the realistic drill in the video player above.


Correction: An earlier version of this story indicated the Butler County Sheriff's Office was involved in the drill; WCPO regrets this error.