WARREN COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) - A peaceful day at one school interrupted not by bells but by bullets.
What went on inside that empty school in Franklin is a simulation, but trainers try to make it as real and as challenging as possible from the smoke meant to imitate the scene after an explosive device went off to the sounds of gun blasts, screaming students and alarms.
"We're training these guys how to get into the building by themselves, find the active shooter or act of violence and stop it," says Captain George Hunter with the Warren County Sheriff's Office.
The training is different from what officials say used to be taught.
Officers were advised to hold off until others arrived before going after an active shooter.
"We no longer have the time to wait for two or three officers to get in and go," Hunter says.
2 NEWS wanted to know how other counties are preparing their officers.
Sheriffs in Montgomery, Preble, Greene, Clark, Darke and Shelby all told us they've done similar training in the last few months or in the case of Clark and Miami are about to go through it.
"I don't know if there's an officer in this county or any county around that would stand outside of a building and not go in and stop an active killing," Hunter says. "They're going to go in and do it. So if they're going to go in and do it let's let them trained."
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