LAGRANGE, Georgia (AP) - Administrators of a technical college in western Georgia are apologizing for staging an active shooter drill without informing local emergency responders first.
LaGrange Public Safety Chief Lou Dekmar told sources that police responded to West Georgia Technical College the morning of Jan. 28 after a caller reported an active shooter on campus.
Dekmar says officers were backed up by special weapons and tactical teams, and several officers who were investigating car accidents were diverted to the campus as well.
The school's Provost, Lee Newman, says the drill was held with the best interest of students and staff in mind. In a statement, administrators said the incident was under investigation and the school would notify emergency responders of all future campus-wide safety drills in advance.