West Linn police undergoing school shooting training at high school
If you hear noises coming from West Linn High School this week, there is no need to call the police — they are the ones making the noise.
West Linn High School is closed to the public July 25, 27, and 29 as the West Linn Police Department will host active shooter training sessions to help strengthen their responses to school threats.
The training will consist of multiple scenarios with paint-filled and blank rounds that sound similar to actual gunfire, but are slightly quieter.
"This is (a) routine and important training for WLPD officers that is strategically planned when students and staff are not on site," communications director Andrew Kilstrom said in a letter to families.
However, the training is timely as shootings on school campuses are at an all-time high. According to Everytown, a gun-control advocacy nonprofit, so far in 2022, there have been 95 incidents of gunfire on school grounds resulting in 40 deaths and 76 injuries across the United States.
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