LI high school holds police drill for emergency situations

LI high school holds police drill for emergency situations

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Suffolk County police and emergency workers descended on a high school on Long Island Saturday. 

The emergency personnel held a life-like drill at Connetquot High School with police having their guns drawn and cased the facility – practicing how to handle various emergency situations. 

Officials say the exercise tried to induce the chaos and panic of a real-life event – such as a school shooting – and students say the exercise worked. 

Saturday's exercise used about 60 Suffolk County police officers.

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