Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

After Parkland, Florida shooting: law enforcement and school officials say they're prepared

After Parkland, Florida shooting: law enforcement and school officials say they're prepared

Thursday marks a grim anniversary: It has been one year since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla, that killed 17 and left another 17 injured. Since then, school officials and police officers across the country have discussed policy and contingency plans should a similar event happen at their own schools, the Historic Triangle being no exception.

According to Master Officer Charlie Ericsson of the Williamsburg Police Department, it’s an event local police departments have, for better or worse, spent years preparing for.

“We have had policy and training in place department-wide for years, even prior to the Parkland shooting,” Ericsson said. “We...

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