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Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit Holds Shooter Training

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The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit practiced how it would react to an armed, active shooter on a high school campus in a large-scale, six-hour training at Windsor High School Sunday. Citing the Columbine and Sandy Hook shootings, Lt. Clint Shubel, who organized the training, said it’s critical to provide officers with core competency in school shooter scenarios.

The training brought together the SWAT, hostage negotiations, explosive unit, tactical dispatchers and technical support teams, about 50 officers in all, Shubel said. Students and teachers were gone from campus for the weekend, but at various points sheriff’s personnel simulated different roles, Shubel said.

The Special Operations Unit does a school violence live training about once a year at different county schools, Shubel said. “If something, God forbid, happened at a school campus, we’re familiar with how the schools operate,” Shubel said. “Doors open differently, there are interconnected rooms, different tactical challenges.” The Sheriff’s Office works with schools in the county to prevent school violence and in April 2013 held a training workshop for several school districts.

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