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Law enforcement, school district team up for active shooter training

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Eastern Iowa schools and law enforcement are continuing to train for a potential shooting scenario. 

Today a drill was held at Iowa Valley Junior & Senior High School in Marengo. 

Iowa Valley did not have school today but around 50 students participated in the drill. 

"I think it's good for us to know how to react and practice," says Awnika Hall. 

India Hawkins was one of the students 'killed' during the simulation. 

"We were in a classroom and then we heard over the intercom that a shooter was in the building, what door it came into, where it was at and then we walked down to our safe zone," she told us. 

Superintendent Donita Jones says the drill is important. 
"It's important that we practice drill like this in the event that something should happen."

Simunition bullets were used during the drill, they are not lethal but can sting. 

Students wore mask for protection.

We are told drills like this help law enforcement prepare as well as the students. 

Iowa County Sheriff Rob Rotter says it's helpful to be able to practice inside of the school. 

 "Bad things can happen any place there are people and a lot of people increases the odds of things happening so it's always best to actually practice where those things might unfold."

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