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Officers Train To Keep Students Safe

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Courtesy: Laurens Police Dept. Courtesy: Laurens Police Dept.

In a matter of weeks, children will be back in the classroom. Over the summer, officers are learning new ways to make sure they're ready to keep students safe.

Dozens of local officers and school personnel participated in a drill Thursday at E.B. Morse Elementary in Laurens.

Lieutenant Don Evans with the Laurens Police Department took part in the training.

"The school administration and law enforcement are working together to try and make the situation as calm as possible when it does happen, if it does happen, and hopefully it won't happen in our area," Evans said.

7 On Your Side checked with other law enforcement across the Upstate. Most say, they can't give away the exact details on their training - not wanting the bad guys to know too much.

Evans says officers train at a different school or building each time so they'll be prepared for anything.

"We've always got to be on our toes," Evans explained.

He says the Laurens Police Department has been doing this kind of training since 2005, and each year they learn new techniques. These skills are ones they can use in a number of different settings, like large businesses.

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