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Iowa school shooting drill canceled after threats


TREYNOR (KWWL) -- Iowa authorities have cancelled a training drill planned for Saturday. The drill involved a mock school shooting scenario by a teen venting his anger over illegal immigration.

A release from Pottawattamie County officials says the Treynor school system received several threats against its building and staff about the four-hour drill. The exercise has been cancelled while authorities investigate the threats.

Sheriff Jeff Danker says his office was aware of one specific threat in which an out-of-state caller threatened a real shooting at the high school. He says three deputies were at the school Friday morning as a precaution.

The drill has gained attention after concerns were raised by the anti-illegal immigration group Iowa Minutemen, which says the fictitious scenario had a political agenda.

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