Police and paramedics to train for emergencies at Mars Area schools

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Police and paramedics in the municipalities that make up the Mars Area School District will train district staff next month on procedures to use for a school shooting or bombing.

Conrad Pfeifer of the Middlesex Township police department told board members Tuesday that the program will be as realistic as possible, with background noises of students screaming and fire alarms going off blaring over the public address system.

The program will be held during the staff's first in-service day on Oct. 14. Two sessions will be held, one for teachers and administrators of students in kindergarten through sixth grade, and another for those teaching middle and high school, he said.

"This is a priority," board President J. Dayle Ferguson said.

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Sandy Trozzo, freelance writer: suburbanliving@post-gazette.com


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