VERNAL, Utah – The Uintah County Sheriff’s Office conducted an active shooter drill at Uintah High School Monday.
Uintah School District employees, law enforcement officers from multiple jurisdictions and EMS and fire department personnel were involved in the training.
A number of high school students also volunteered, with parental consent, to assist in the scenarios.
“Monday’s training was a learning experience for all involved,” the sheriff’s office wrote. “The lessons learned will be used to identify ways improve the safety of our students and staff and improve the way we respond as a district to emergencies on our campuses.”
As part of this drill, ambulances arrived at the high school and leaving to transport “victims” to Ashley Regional Medical Center.
Officials told residents not to be alarmed and said there is no need to call 911 about the events at the high school because it is part of the training drill.
“We believe this training is necessary and relevant, given recent events around the country,” the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office said. “We also believe the tactics and skills practiced during these exercises will help our school staff, law enforcement and EMS personnel effectively respond to an active shooter situation, should one happen in our community.”
Pictures of the training can be seen below: