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EWU, Cheney police train for the day they hope never arrives

‘Active shooter’ training takes over Cheney Middle School


Paul Delaney

Sgt. Bryan Dornbos of the EWU police department instructs the American Medical Response team at last Wednesday’s Active-Shooter training at Cheney Middle School.

The police activity that might have been observed at Cheney Middle School last Wednesday was much to do about a lot of things.

Hopefully for local law enforcement, it’s training they never have to use.

It was the sixth year in a row that Eastern Washington University conducted active shooter training for local emergency agencies. The focus of the exercise was to assist both police and fire on how best to deal with both a shooter, and then any potential victims.

The Clery Act, a federal mandate, requires colleges and universities across the country to train in the event of active-shooter...

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